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Launch probe in my ministry to find graft

Quader urges ACC

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 21 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Launch probe in my ministry to find graft

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Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday urged the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to launch investigation in his ministry if there is any graft.

“The Anti-Corruption Commission may conduct an investigation in the road transport and bridges ministry. It can take action if any irregularities are found. We have to be vigilant against graft as many greedy people are recklessly doing corruption in different institutions,” he said.

Quader, also general secretary of the ruling Awami League, made the call while addressing a view-exchange meeting with officials of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC).

The minister joined the meeting virtually from his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.

Mentioning that nobody can take his/her wealth with them after the death, what will happen to these resources then, Quader questioned, “How much money do you need and how much wealth is needed to enjoy life?”

The minister also urged the authorities concerned to pay attention to prevent the BRTC from graft.

Mentioning that the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has adopted a policy of zero tolerance on corruption, Quader said that the BRTC must be brought back its reputation at any cost.

“The BRTC was a breeding ground for corruption during the last government,” he said.

Talking over Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s move for waging movement centring reforms of the Election Commission and the upcoming national election, Quader said BNP’s call for waging movement has failed in the last 13 years and their recent attempt will also go in vain.

“The next parliamentary elections will be held in line with the Constitution. However, the BNP has started taking preparations to destroy the next election and electoral environment,” he said.

Replying to an allegation of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Quader said there are doubts in the minds of the people whether the BNP wants Khaleda Zia’s treatment or not.