Monday, 17 January, 2022

Freedom fighters to get ID cards on March 26 next: Mozammel

Freedom fighters to get ID cards on March 26 next: Mozammel

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Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said the heroic freedom fighters (FF) are expected to get advanced and secured identity cards (ID cards) within March 26 next.

"Freedom fighters will get ID cards within March 26 next. The tender process for this purpose has already been completed," he said.

The minister said this while addressing a discussion organised by Bangladesh Retired Government Employees Welfare Association on the occasion of the Victory Day-2021 in city's Dhanmondi area, a press release said here.

Highlighting the facilities given to the FFs, he mentioned that the present government has increased the allowance of heroic freedom fighters to Taka 20,000. 

"The heroic freedom fighters will get free treatment in any specialized government hospital of the country," he said, adding that the government is enabling all arrangements so that they can lead a dignified life.

Mozammel further said all the insolvent freedom fighters will be given houses as the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has allocated Taka 4,200 crore.

 At the time, he added that the government is constructing graves of martyred and deceased heroic freedom fighters at district, upazila and union-level following the same design.

 The final list of freedom fighters has been prepared, he said, adding: "Freedom fighter complexes have been set up in every district and 401 upazilas of the country."

 President of Bangladesh Retired Government Employees Welfare Association Kazi Reazul Haque, Secretary General of the Association Abu Alam Md Shahid Khan also spoke, among others, on the occasion, the release added.