Country developing through day-night hard work: PM
Published: 21:45 11 September 2019
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, Bangladesh have created a position in the world because of relentless efforts of Awami League government and tireless work of our people. Bangladesh is a role model for socio-economic development. It has emerged as developing from the least developing country and our GDP is also growing. It does not happen automatically. The country is moving forward today as we have been working day and night.
The Prime Minister said this during a question-answer session in the Jatiya Sangsad on Wednesday, chaired by Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury.
Sheikh Hasina said, “ Awami League does not do politics of killing people. Not even a believer in the politics of revenge. Had we believed so, the BNP would not have existed in the country. Because, no one has ever been killed, and tortured by the BNP.”
Referring to the task of the Prime Minister is to oversee the work of the ministers; Sheikh Hasian said that the people have elected them to ensure their welfare. “I did not take charge of Prime Minister for relaxing. As the daughter of Bangabandhu, father of the nation, I have a different place of responsibility towards the people. That's I rearing to do. That is why I am working day and night. I always try to make all organizations more active, not to invalidate an organization,” she also said.
Referring to the sector-based development of the government, the Prime Minister said that Bangladesh has become a role model for the socio-economic development; the country has become self-sufficient in food and has made room to the list of developing countries from least developing countries. It's happening because of hard work. Bangladesh is moving forward because the state machinery is working.
Saying BNP was created the example of invalid state, the Prime Minister said the important decision of the country would come from someone who was not involved with the state. Prime Minister used to sleep, and her son made decision from Hawa Bhaban. The ministers-secretaries used to wait for directions from the Hawa Bhaban.
Claiming Ziaur Rahman's involvement in the killing of Bangabandhu, the premier said that BNP founder Major Ziaur Rahman came to power killing my father and other members of the family with the help of the murderers. Ziaur Rahman started killing, coup and ill politics in the country. He introduced a culture of bribery, corruption, looting. Ziaur Rahman wasted the whole generation.
She said that Khaleda Zia also followed the path of Ziaur Rahman, she has kept the evidence. There is no heinous deed left they did not do in this country including the creation of militants, terrorism, bombings, money laundering and orphans' money misuse.
Responding to a question of Jatiya Party MP Mujibul Haque Chunnu, the Prime Minister said that necessary measures and precautions have been taken to ensure that Bangladesh gets a fair share in the Teesta water-sharing agreement. India has been formally informed of our concern about the decline of Teesta water flow during dry season and it has been asked to solve. Our strong diplomatic activity with India to increase the flow of water continues. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has responded positively to solving Teesta water-sharing problem. I will also discuss the issue with Narendra Moni during my India visit next October.
Responding a question reserved MP Rumana Ali on Rohingya issue the Prime Minister said that Rohingyas are scared to return to Myanmar. The date of the Rohingya repatriation was fixed on August 22. Despite all the preparations, the repatriation process did not start as they did not agree to return to Myanmar.
The Prime Minister said Rohingyas repatriation was not come into force because of security situation in Myanmar's Rakhine State. Rohingyas are unwilling to back in Rakhine due to uncertainty about return to their home or village and return of the immovable property, freedom of movement and other civil and political rights.
The Prime Minister expressed her hope that Myanmar authorities will soon create a conducive environment in Rakhine State as Bangladesh is working to continue international pressure on Myanmar.
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