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Vested quarter fishing in troubled waters over Mushtaq's death: Obaidul

Published : Sunday, 28 February, 2021 at 3:04 PM  Count : 263

Vested quarter fishing in troubled waters over Mushtaq's death: Obaidul
Terming the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed very painful, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has alleged that a vested quarter is trying to fish in troubled waters over the issue.

"The incident of death is under investigation. But, a vested quarters if trying trying to fish in troubled waters over an under-investigation matter. A probe body has already been formed. The reason of death will be revealed after investigation," he said.

Obaidul Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, came up with the comments while inaugurating the special service week organised by The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority on Sunday. He joined virtually the inaugural ceremony of the event from his residence.

"The government believes in freedom of expression. Freedom does not mean that people have the absolute  right to say whatever they want. Showing respect to other's opinion is also considered to be freedom of expression."

The government is remain alert over the use of the law (the Digital Security Act), he said adding that it is necessary to remain vigilant so that no individual or organisation can misuse  the law. 

BSS adds: Turning to providing driving licenses, the minister said the work started in full swing from today and it will begin at divisional levels within several days.

The license issuing institution will have to work by maintaining the maximum level of professionalism, he said.

Quader said the government has created the scopes to receive vehicles’ fitness certificates from any circle offices in the country to ease the services for recipients.

Mentioning that the people still have to face hassle to get services from BRTA, the minister asked the concerned officials to develop BRTA as a proper service-oriented institution.

He said the people’s suffering in getting services from BRTA is lessening due to use of technology.

If the circumference of digital services can be enhanced, corruption and irregularities will reduce, he said.

He asked the concerned officials to take steps in stopping reckless driving on roads and highways.

Turing to party activities, the AL general secretary urged the leaders and workers of the party and its associate bodies to observe the historic 7th March across the country in a befitting manner by paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, holding discussions and playing the record of Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech.


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