Recently following discloser of the purchase price of China’s Sinopharm vaccine has generated criticism while some media outlets have been competing in putting the government into trouble by pushing forward the disclosure of the price by a senior government official. While the government already has already removed the official from her position due to lack of responsibility, there is fresh hope of Bangladesh receiving both Sinopharm vaccine from China and Spunik V vaccine from Russia soon. Also Bangladesh government is trying to buy Pfizer vaccine. Meanwhile, there is good signs from the Indian government of lifting restrictions on exporting AstraZeneca vaccines to Bangladesh. It may be mentioned here that, Bangladesh has signed agreement and made payment in advance for buying millions of doses of vaccines from Serum Institute in India.
As the government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been dedicatedly working for the betterment of the people of Bangladesh as well as country’s socio-economic status and as the government has already achieved tremendous success thus placing Bangladesh into the position of the fastest growing economy in the world, some unscrupulous elements within the state machinery are seen secretly conspiring against the Awami League government, while a number of government employees even are showing the extreme audacity of running anti-state and antigovernmental propaganda on social media.
Weeks ago, this newspaper had drawn the attention of the authorities concerned about nefarious activities of a government employee, who has been continuously posting status of her Facebook ID against Awami League government. In one such post, the employee had openly exposed her identity of being a supporter of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, while in another post she has propagated in favor of Hefazat-e-Islam. Based on the complaint with specific evidences, although the authorities concerned and law enforcement agencies are investigating the case, in our opinion, government needs to immediately instruct the law enforcement agencies to take stern actions against those antigovernmental officials inside the state machinery and show no mercy on them. At the same time, the government needs to make sure that such cases of taking legal actions be prominently publicized in the local media so that others, who also are involved in such criminal acts would get a strong warning.