Torture of journalists is not new. Those in power try to catch those who write the truth whenever they get a chance.
Time Digital Report : BNP Secretary General today slammed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for joining a gala concert that was organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) spending crores of taka, while they claimed that common people are struggling to cope with skyrocketing prices of daily essentials.
"Such a situation has been created that people are lining up behind trucks carrying the goods of TCB as they can't afford to buy rice, pulses, oil and salt due to exorbitant prices. At the same time, our prime minister was listening to music in a concert and recording a video herself, bringing a famous singer from India," said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
Besides, the BNP leader said bureaucrats along with their family members are visiting Canada on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines’s special flight on Dhaka-Toronto route spending a huge amount of public money. "This is now the condition of the country."
Fakhrul made the remarks while addressing a public reception programme for Ruhul Amin Gazi, ex President of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists’ organized by Ruhul Amin Gazi Mukti Parishad at the Jatiya Press Club in the capital today.
Yesterday, the Bangladesh Cricket Board hosted a concert, titled "Cricket Celebrates Mujib 100" at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, celebrating the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Oscar-winning Indian musical sensation AR Rahman performed at the concert where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was in attendance.
Fakhrul said the government has been extensively campaigning about providing one crore people with special cards so that they can buy daily essential commodities at a fair price.
"The person who was given a card in my area Thakurgaon is the president of the Mohila League who owns a two-story building. The poor and destitute in her area didn't get the card."
Mirza Fakhrul said, "Torture of journalists is not new. Those in power try to catch those who write the truth whenever they get a chance. The ruling party tortured journalists and threw them in jail. Many times he cut them into pieces. The body of Khashoggi (Saudi journalist) was not found.”
Former Vice Chancellor of DU Prof Anwarullah Chowdhury, Jamaat cerntral leader Matiur Rahman Akand, former president of Press Club Kamal Uddin Sabuj, former of Dhaka union of journalists (DUJ) president Abdul Hye Shikder, DUJ Presidednt Quader Gani Chowdhury, and other journalist leaders spoke on the programme. The Daily Nayadiganta Editor Alomgir Mohiuddin presided over and DUJ secretary Md Shohidul Islam moderated the programme.