Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Wednesday said farsighted leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was the reason behind attaining massive developments in every sector of the country.
“Bangladesh has been acclaimed globally for considerable progress in different key indicators of development, as the present government has implemented measures to complete the unfinished works of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman under the dynamic leadership of Sheikh Hasina,” Chaudhury said while addressing a reception programme as the chief guest.Awami League chapter in Geneva in Switzerland organised the programme.
Highlighting women empowerment, the Speaker said women representation in parliament is also increasing as 73 women are MPs in present parliament.
Terming the 10th National Parliament a unique one, she said positive and constructive criticism of the opposition made the parliament more effective.
“World leaders have put their trust in democratic practice of Bangladesh,” she said. That is why Bangladesh is leading the top two posts of The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in the international arena, she added.
She urged all to work together to build a ‘Hunger, Exploitation and Discrimination free Bangladesh’ with the ideology of Bangabandhu by standing against all the anti-liberation forces.
Bangladesh delegation members, including whip Iqbalur Rahim, lawmakers Abdul Quddus, AB Tajul Islam, Mamtaz Begum, Asheq Ullah Rafiq, Abdul Munim Chowdhury and Shamim Haider Patwary, among others, attended the programme with AL Switzerland unit general secretary Mohammad Shyamal in the chair.Earlier, the Speaker called on Inter-Parliamentary Union Secretary General Martin Chungong.
During the meeting, they discussed ways for reducing child and maternal mortality rate and child marriage.
They also stressed the need for outlining plans so that deprived people can be benefited through the I-PU.