Sunday 26, March 2023

Govt working to ensure human rights for all: PM

Time Digital Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has been working to ensure human rights for every person.

"It's our target to ensure human rights for every person and we're marching the country ahead with keeping it in mind," she said.

The Prime Minister was addressing an introductory speech while presiding over the AL national committee meeting held at the Prime Minister's official Ganabhaban residence here this evening.

She heavily criticised the people who are talking about human rights and searching for democracy through binocular, saying they (the so-called eminent persons) have forgotten that Ziaur Rahman had initiated the culture of disappearance and killings in absence of justice and democracy in the country.

Sheikh Hasina said the so-called intellectuals always prefer the government of military dictators as they get privilege during that period.

"We believe in justice. Ziaur Rahman had initiated the culture of impunity. We have established justice by freeing Bangladesh from that culture," she added.

The Prime Minister said Bangladesh would march towards the prosperity with the power of the masses and none can hinder it.

"The people are the main source of our power. Bangladesh will march ahead with the power of the people. None can hinder the journey towards the prosperity," she added.

Bangladesh, she said, has become a county of miracle before the world due to continuation of democracy and development.

"Only Awami League has ensured democracy and established voting rights in the country," she said. Except the AL, which party had protected the rights of people in such a good way? she posed a question.

Sheikh Hasina said the entire world has been going through a crisis due to the Coronavirus and Russia-Ukraine war, adding that her government has been working sincerely to overcome the ongoing crisis.

She reiterated her call to the countrymen to show austerity in using water, gas and electricity and make savings to face the crisis.

The AL's national committee was held as part of the preparation of the party's 22nd national council to be held at the historic Suhrawardi Udyan on December 24 next.

Members of the national committee, including from 78 organizational districts and central AL leaders, were present at the meeting.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, MP, was present on the dais.


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