Ittefaq was first published as a weekly paper on December 24, 1953. Tofazzak Hossain Manik Miah was the Editor.
During that time, Ittefaq spoke out against the ideologies of the Pakistani leaders and as a result, the government acted against its editors and journalists.
Manik Miah's post editorial column ‘Rajnaitik Mancha’ (Political Platform) became very popular in East Pakistan. Ittefaq had a significant role in the 1954 general elections, and it contributed to the victory of the United Front In 1958, . Ittefaq always strongly opposed all military rule of Pakistan starting from Ayub Khan to Yahya Khan. Eventually during this time, Ittefaq went from being a weekly to becoming a daily newspaper.
The Daily Ittefaq supported the Six Point Program of the Awami League Party during the mid-1960s and helped publish the party's ideas. During this time, the Daily Ittefaq quickly emerged as the voice of East Pakistan's citizens. President Ayub Khan censored the Ittefaq's publication from June 17 to July 11, 1966, and then again from July 17, 1966 to February 9, 1969. During this time Tofazzal Hossain Manik Miah was imprisoned several times.
During Bangladesh's Language Movement and the Liberation War, The Daily Ittefaq played a vital role.
Today Anwar Hossain Manju is the Editor of the Daily Ittefaq and the paper features all the standard sections of a modern daily newspaper like political news, sports, education, entertainment and general and local news.
This newspaper offers a daily Bengali online edition www.ittefaq.com.bd and an English edition www.clickittefaq.com