People’s support needed in anti-graft drive: Speakers

Speakers at a seminar on Monday underscored the need for people’s full support in the ongoing anti-graft drive to help the government clean society of graft, reports BSS.

“All people irrespective of opinion and party affiliation should cooperate with the government in the ongoing drive against corruption to ensure the country’s continued development,” National Human Rights Commission’s former chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque told the seminar at the Jatiya Press Club.

English daily Bangladesh Post organized the seminar on “The government’s steps in curbing corruption and role of citizens”. Daily Observer Editor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, security analyst Major General (retd) Abdur Rashid, Bangladesh Post Advisory Editor Shahnoor Wahid and Sikder Group Chief Operating Officer SQ Islam Mohon, among others, addressed the seminar with Bangladesh Post Editor Sharif Shahab Uddin in the chair.

Speaking on the occasion, Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury said the society and politics did not get corrupted in a single day. He said the criminalization was initiated in the country through the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on August 15, 1975.

Major General (retd) Abdur Rashid said it is possible to curb the criminalization through the ongoing cleanliness drive against corruption.
The speakers also praised the steps taken by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina against corruption. Sharif Shahab Uddin said Bangladesh has become a role model of development in the world under the dynamic leadership of Sheikh Hasina.