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Present government sets an example in freeing Bangladesh from militancy- Lawmakers
SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 27 (BSS) - The present government has created an example in the world through taking time-befitting steps to ensure militants-free Bangladesh, lawmakers today said in the Jaitya Sangsad.

Taking part in the general discussion on the thanks giving motion of the President's Speech, they said the Awami League-led grand alliance government headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also created history in poverty eradication, ensuring social and food security, improving health service and education in last three years.

The lawmakers lauded the President's speech in the House given on the first day of the 12th session of the 9th parliament saying, "The President, a veteran language hero and politician, in his speech highlighted different successful steps of the government."

"President, Zillur Rahman in his speech gave a guideline to the nation towards achieving a self-reliant Bangladesh and build up a digital Bangladesh," they added.

The treasury bench members on the 16th day of their discussion on the President's speech criticized opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia and her party leaders for not joining the parliament session to play their due role in the House.

They also alleged that BNP along with its anti-liberation allies are conspiring to make the parliament ineffective and the government inactive in many ways.

They have been also spreading falsehood and propaganda against the government, the lawmakers said.

The lawmakers called upon people to unite against the conspirators and stressed the need for concerted efforts to materialize the Vision-2021 of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the sake of the country's fast growth in all sectors.

They said the present government has not enough time to wait for desired development. "We must take quick decision to complete our unfinished tasks keeping in mind the next general polls, which is very important for this government," they said.

The lawmakers asked the opposition to return to the parliament and place their demands in the greater interest of the country. They also called upon BNP and Jamaat leaders not to create anarchy and unrest in the name of agitation programme.

Participating in the discussion, treasury bench member Major (retd) Rafiqul Islam Bir Uttam said the government has now achieved outstanding success in some sectors including agriculture, education and energy.

Rafiqul Islam recalled with due respect the President's outstanding role during the army-backed caretaker government when he encouraged the national leaders to continue the democratic struggle on the soil of Bangladesh.

He demanded of the concerned authorities to establish an institution in accordance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to combat food adulteration in Bangladesh.

He urged the government to conduct a survey on the disables across the country under the social security safety network.

Among others, Khaled Mahmud Chowdhury, Md. Abdur Rahman, Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury, Begum Fazilatun Nesa, Anisul Islam Mandal, Hafiz Uddin Ahmed of Jatiya Party, Moin Uddin Khan Badoll, Md Mohsin Ali, Begum Saheda Tareq Dipti, Solatman Joarder, Siraj Uddin Molla, Azizul Haque Chowdhury also took part in the discussion.
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