Issuing a note of warning against corruption and irregularities, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday said the government would not allow anyone to indulge in corruption and irregularity by using political identity.
“The Awami League government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won’t tolerate any kind of corruption. The ongoing drive against graft will continue,” he said.He was addressing a programme marking the launch of a book titled ‘Bangabandhur Sara Jibon’ (The Entire Life of Bangabandhu) written by Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists’ General Secretary Saban Mahmud at National Press Club in the capital.
Hasan, also joint general secretary of the Awami League, said there are many intruders and opportunists in the ruling party as it has been in power for three consecutive times.
The minister said Bangladesh is moving forward indomitably under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to materialise the dream of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He said Bangladesh could have progressed more if negative politics did not exist.
Senior journalist Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, JPC General Secretary Farida Yasmin, BFUJ General Secretary and author of the book Saban Mahmud, Swadhinata Chikitshok Parishad General Secretary Professor Dr MA Aziz, Dhaka University teacher Towhidul Islam and Saban’s elder brother Tulu Biswas, among others, addressed the event.
DUJ General Secretary Sohel Haider Chowdhury conducted the programme with publisher of the book Iqbal Hossain Shanu in the chair.