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Debt burden to get heavier with IMF’s loan: BNP

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 10th November, 2022 09:06:55 PM
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Debt burden to get heavier with IMF’s loan: BNP

Dhaka, Nov 10: BNP on Thursday alleged that a $4.5 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will make people's debt burden heavier since the government has depleted the national exchequer through 'widespread looting', reports UNB.

“It’s a good thing that you are taking a loan from the IMF, but how will you repay it? You’ve already exhausted the reserves and you've siphoned off all money abroad. You're not informing people about how and in which sector you will use the money. So, you’re imposing another burden of loan on people,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

Speaking at a rally of Jatiyatabadi Swechchasebak Dal in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, he also said the government needs the IMF loan as it has already depleted the exchequer by indulging in stealing.

The rally was also meant for registering a protest against the issuance of warrants for the arrest of BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Dr Zubaida Rahman in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).