Information Minister and Awami League Joint General Secretary Dr Hassan Mahmud said, "While the United States, neighboring India and Pakistan have congratulating messages on the inauguration of the Padma Bridge, it is a sad fact that the BNP has not."
In other words, all the Bengalis and Bangladeshis in the country and the world were happy that the Padma Bridge was built, but the BNP leaders could not be happy and failed to congratulate which is admission that they had conspired against the Padma Bridge. "Even then, the Prime Minister has built this Padma bridge for everyone. Those who have failed to appreciate it will also use this bridge," he said. He said this while exchanging views with journalists at the Secretariat on Sunday afternoon. The Minister also thanked and congratulated the journalists for presenting the inaugural moment of the Padma Bridge to all the people of the country and the world through their untiring efforts. He said that the inauguration ceremony of Padma Bridge has been fruitfully published in various newspapers of the world, the Padma Bridge has been presented as a symbol of the nation's ability and pride, this is the pride of all of us. Journalist friends have been reporting on every television and newspaper since the beginning of June and the nation's emotions have risen in the media. Thanks to all the media workers for this.
Expressing gratitude to the Prime Minister, Dr Hassan said, "The Padma Bridge would never have been built without one of our leaders, Sheikh Hasina." Because Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina has the honest courage to show her thumbs up to all bloodshot eyes, conspiracies and obstacles. Many of those who once criticized the Padma Bridge, expressing concern about its own finances, have today praised the Prime Minister and rejoiced at the nation's ability to do so. The World Bank Country Director, who withdrew funding from the Padma Bridge, went to the opening ceremony wearing a sari and expressed solidarity with us.
When asked by reporters about the need to repeal the Digital Security Act in Bangladesh, UN Special Rapporteur Irene Khan said: "It simply came to our notice then that Israeli forces did not make a statement on the killing of Palestinian children. What he said about the one-eyed policy is irrelevant."
The Digital Security Act is meant to provide digital security to all people and many journalists have also sued under the Digital Security Act and got results, the Broadcasting Minister said, "We have to see that there is no misapplication of this Act. It is important to ensure that no one, not just journalists, is unnecessarily harassed or harassed. I totally agree with that. When I come across any such incident against a journalist, I try to solve it proactively on my own. And now, as before, no journalist can be prosecuted under this law, so permission is also needed.” Dr Hassan Mahmoud said Britain, where Irene Khan lives, had at least eight laws on digital security, not just one or two. UK Data Protection Act 2016, Communications Act 2003, Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018, Regulations of Investigative Powers Act 2000, Commuter Musex Act 19 Not only that, the sections of the Digital Security Act that are discussed in Bangladesh are also included in the laws of India, Pakistan, Singapore and even Australia. Shortly afterwards, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting presided over the 23rd meeting of the Journalist Welfare Trust. In this regard, he said, this year in the Journalist Welfare Trust for the welfare of journalists in the general sector was 9 crore 70 lakh, of which 9 crore 33 lakh has already been distributed, the rest of the money we will decide. Apart from this, about Tk 8 crore of the Tk 10 crore special assistance fund provided by the Prime Minister has been disbursed, and the lion's share of Tk 4 crore has been disbursed before the next Eid-ul-Adha. Information and Broadcasting Secretary Mohammad Maqbool Hossain and members of the Board of Trustees of Journalists Welfare Additional Secretary Golam Mostafa, BFUJ President Omar Farooq, former DUJ President Quddus Afrad, BSS Chittagong Bureau Chief Kalim Sarwar, Managing Editor of Daily Sangbad Kashem Humayun and others were present.