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Politics becomes most profitable business in Bangladesh: Akbar Ali
Observer Online Desk
Publish Date : 2014-10-25,  Publish Time : 22:46,  View Count : 0
Politics has become the most lucrative business nowadays, because huge amount of money can be made from it. So, everyone is now eager to join politics, said former caretaker government's adviser economist Dr Akbar Ali Khan.

He was speaking at a roundtable on 'China's successes and Bangladesh's possibilities' organised by Nagorik Oikya at the National Press Club in the capital on Saturday.

With Nagorik Oikya's convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna in the chair, the roundtable was also participated by the Saptahik 2000 editir Golam Mortuza, economist Ahsan H Manzur and Nagorik Oikya's adviser SM Akram, among others.

Regarding the demand of caretaker government, Dr Akbar Ali Khan said the country's politics has no direction in one hand and indiscipline prevails in the administration. "That is why the demand of caretaker government has been raised. Good governance is essential not only for the economic development of the country but also to ensure human rights of people," he said.

Akbar Ali Khan said the World Bank believes that good governance is imperative for economic development. Despite hartal and political unrest, Bangladesh is going to achieve 6 per cent GDP growth.

Referring to the economic development in China, he said development has taken place in many countries though there are no good governance in those countries. China is one of them. They have already surpassed the United States in terms of economic development.

Adviser to the former caretaker government said trial takes place in China if anybody is found involved in corruption. But Bangladesh is exception to it. "The government in China is trustworthy, but the governments which came to power in Bangladesh over the past four decades did not receive could not win the hearts of people. "Though there is no democracy in China, there is no similarity between the political cultures of China and Bangladesh," he observed.


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