Crusade against graft

Firm steps coupled with stringent action required to curb corruption

While addressing the nation on the occasion of completing two years of her third-term government on Thursday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina renewed her vows for tougher and continued crusade against corruption saying that corrupt people are not being spared, and they will not be spared in the future irrespective of their political affiliation.

As reported by this daily on Friday, the premier also vowed to build a corruption-free administrative system in the country.

Corruption has been a common problem prevailing in different forms since time immemorial In Bangladesh. However, with the passage of time, the definitions and doctrines of corruption have changed radically. Those who work on right principles are unrecognized and considered to be foolish in the modern society. 

Authorities concerned should maintain a vigilant eye 

towards the wrongdoers and integrate concrete measures

 to root out corruption from every corner of the society

It needs no mentioning that the government is strongly determined to establish good governance and a graft-free administration, which will in turn ensure development and justice in society. However, in order to do that authorities concerned should maintain a vigilant eye towards the wrongdoers and integrate concrete measures to root out corruption from every sphere of the society.

There is no denying that over the last several years we have made remarkable progress in addressing and curbing corruption, but hitherto we have a lot to learn from the past to fight corruption effectively.  The most important thing that needs to be ensured is impartial and unbiased use of various anti-social regulations to take strong, deterrent, and timely legal action against the offenders, irrespective of their political influences, money or power. 

Stringent actions and firm steps are required to curb the menace and create an atmosphere where honest, diligent and patriotic people will come forward to serve the country with pride and virtue for the welfare of the people of this country.