None to be allowed to run casino illegally

Says Kamal

Staff Correspondent

20 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

None to be allowed to run casino illegally

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan speaks at a programme titled ‘Sheikh Hasina’s Role in Women’s Empowerment’ organised by Media for Development and Peace at the Jatiya Press Club (JPC) on Thursday. State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and JPC General Secretary Farida Yesmin were also present. - SUN PHOTO

None will be spared for running casino business illegally in the country, said Home Minister Asaduzzman Khan Kamal on Thursday.

He came up with the remarks while addressing as the chief guest at a seminar organized by ‘Media for Development and Peace’ (MDP) titled “Sheikh Hasina in Women Empowerment’ at National Press club in the city.

National Press Club General Secretary Farida Yasmin presided over the seminar.

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik, former Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique and News24 television chief news editor Shahnaj Munni, spoke on the occasion.

Kamal said “Our Honorable Prime Minister is always against any wrongdoing. Her voice is always against corruption, terrorism, militancy and drug.”

The minister said, “You might have noticed that she (Prime Minister) does not spare anybody. It is her decision that whoever does any wrongdoing will have to face music. Even, the parliamentarians are not excluded from this.”

Kamla said “We haven’t given any permission to run casino. However, some are doing the business illegally. Those, who want to run casino, will have to take permission from government.”

“We will not allow anyone to run casino secretly and illegally. But we are giving the bar license at mega hotels and big clubs including Dhaka club,” he said

Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik said, “The empowerment of women has taken place during the tenure of the Sheikh Hasina led government.  Huge number of women are now working in various sectors, including judiciary, administration, education, RMG, and police department.”

Former Dhaka University Vice-chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique said, “Women will move forward if the rate of education increases. Sheikh Hasina government is working for empowering women.”

M Rahmat Ali, consultant WHO, presented the keynote paper at the seminar while Syed Sukkur Ali Shuvo delivered the welcome speech.