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Govt takes tough stance against corruption: Quader

16 Jun 2021 15:26:34 | Update: 16 Jun 2021 15:26:34
Govt takes tough stance against corruption: Quader
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader. — UNB Photo

The government will take tough action against all those including ministers, MPs, businessmen and bureaucrats who are involved in corruption, said Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday.

He said this during a regular briefing at his official residence in the morning.

Claiming that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is working as an independent investigation agency, the Awami League leader said that many ruling party MPs have also been convicted, no one is being freed and many of the AL men are in jail on corruption charges too.

Obaidul Quader made it clear that any candidate involved in corruption and misdeeds will not get nomination from the Awami League in the next elections.

He said according to ACC many cases are not seeing progress due to lack of evidence and so BNP should provide clear information without making false allegations and throwing stones in the dark, said Quader.

He also said that it is a matter of mockery when BNP which made the country five-time world champion in corruption and the founded ‘Hawa Bhaban’ talks against graft.

He said action would be taken through proper investigation against those who siphoned off money or amassed wealth through corruption.

Referring to Sheikh Hasina's government as a media-friendly one, the Awami League general secretary said she is involved in the joys and sorrows of the journalist community.

He said the massive expansion of the media in recent years demonstrates the government's liberal mindset.

The Awami League general secretary said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stood by media workers as a friend and relative during the Corona period and stressed on the importance of implementing the 9th Wage Board for protecting their professional dignity and financial security.

The Minister said that steps have been taken to provide legal assistance for the safety and security of media personnel.

Obaidul Quader also assured that the Digital Security Act will not be misused against journalists in any way.