Sheikh Hasina asks state-owned companies to be self-reliant

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the state-owned companies, including banks, Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL), to be self-reliant.

The premier gave the instruction while presiding over the 24the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) virtually from her official Ganobhaban residence.

Planning Minister MA Mannan briefed reporters after the ECNEC meeting.

“The Prime Minister instructed the state-owned companies to spend money from their own income. No more funds will be allotted from government funds in upcoming days,” he said.

The minister informed that the premier also instructed the authorities concerned to keep open the Sheikh Russell mini stadiums at the upazila level for all.

ECNEC approved the 2nd phase of the construction of Sheikh Russell mini stadiums at the upazila level with Taka 1,649.32 crore.

The Prime Minister also ordered the authorities concerned to complete the construction work of the Super Specialized Hospital under Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) quickly, Mannan mentioned.

Blaming the government an intrinsic character of BNP

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said blaming the government in every issue has become an intrinsic characteristic of BNP.

“BNP leaders see darkness in moonlit night. Making comment on democracy doesn’t suit BNP. When BNP was in power, they created a
stigmatized chapter of holding February 15 voter-less polls,” he told a regular press conference at his official residence here.

Mentioning that BNP is champion in the record of making the election system controversial, Quader said more than one crore fake
voters were enrolled in voter’s list during the BNP tenure and the then Chief Election Commissioner MA Aziz took preparation to hold a
farce election.

Because of that, the country went to 1/11 situation, he said, adding that the people didn’t forget the forgery in by-polls to Magura
and Dhaka-10.

The AL general secretary said the voting had been ended within 10 am during the BNP’s term while at that time, polls results of a center
in Chattogram were announced in radio and television before the polls counting.

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