Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said that despite all the adversities, the government has been able to keep commodity prices stable in the country and life is normal. He said that they did not allow the instability created in the whole world due to the Russia-Ukraine war to happen in Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu. So those who criticize this unnecessarily do not look at the world situation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
He was speaking as the chief guest at an Iftar function organized by Rangunia Samiti in the minister’s constituency at a restaurant in the capital’s Segunbagichar on Sunday evening. This information was given in a press release of the ministry.
Highlighting the commodity price situation in different countries, Awami League joint general secretary Hasan Mahmud said the war has destabilized the whole world and there is instability in commodity prices everywhere. In the UK, prices of essential commodities have risen by 23 per cent. In Europe, edible oil prices have risen by 70 percent. Energy prices have risen by 50 percent. In the United States, gas and oil prices have risen by 40 percent.
The information minister said that not only the prices of commodities have gone up, but also the lack of supply has led to poor availability of food items in shopping malls in Europe. Transportation costs have also risen there. The Russia-Ukraine war has not increased the cost of transportation in the country, nor has it increased the price of electricity.
The pre-iftar meeting was presided over by Rangunia Samiti president Obaidul Quader and general secretary Jahangir Alam conducted the iftar and prayer mahfil. Besides, vice president Abu Taher, Nurul Haque and others spoke.
Ensuring direct participation of the people is a prerequisite for sustainable development
. Maqbool Hossain.
He was speaking as the chief guest at an Iftar and discussion meeting organized by the BCS Information Association at the Information Building auditorium in the capital’s Kakrail on Sunday evening.
The Information Secretary said building confidence in development activities and ensuring direct participation of the people is a prerequisite for sustainable development.
He also said that training activities have been intensified at home and abroad to make the officers of BCS Information Cadre more efficient and technological to ensure information services to the people.
The Iftar and discussion meeting was presided over by Sam Golam Kibria, Director General, Department of Film and Publications, President, BCS Information Association. Retired and current members of the information cadre were present at the function conducted by Munshi Jalal Uddin, Deputy Press Secretary to the President.
Retired Information Cadre Officers include Syed Sujauddin Ahmed, Mohammad Jahangir Hossain, AHM Abdullah, Surath Kumar Sarkar, Mahfuzur Rahman; Chief Information Officer. Shahenur Mia; Bangladesh Film Archive Director General. Nizamul Kabir; Director General of the Department of Mass Communication. Jasim Uddin; Muhammad Saifullah, Vice Chairman of the Film Censor Board; Additional Director General of National Media Institute Faizul Haque also attended the Iftar function.