1.5 crore people getting allowances in country: Hasan ...

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1.5 crore people getting allowances in country: Hasan 

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:16 PM, 15 January 2021  

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Awami League (AL) joint general secretary and Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said 1.5 crore people in Bangladesh are getting allowances in various ways, which is not even introduced in European countries.

He told that in a view-exchange meeting at AL’s Cox’s Bazar office in the afternoon.

Speaking as the chief guest, Hasan, also the AL joint general secretary, said a section of people is joining the party to use the Awami League as a ‘safe refuge’.

People who are involved in misdeeds and desperate to save their illegal wealth are basically intruders into the party, he said.

The information minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has changed the whole country, including Cox’s Bazar, with tremendous development.

He urged AL grassroots leaders and workers to present the AL government’s development works, carried out in the last 12 years, before the country’s people.

Chaired by Cox’s Bazar district AL acting president Advocate Faridul Islam Chowdhury, the meeting was addressed, among others, by AL central religious affairs secretary Advocate Sirajul Mustafa, Cox’s Bazar district AL general secretary Mujibur Rahman, Cox’s Bazar District Council chairman Mustaq Ahmed Chowdhury, Ashek Ullah Rafiq, MP, Shaimum Sarwar Kamal, MP, Kaniz Fatema Ahmed, MP, and Lt Col (retd) Furkan Ahmed.