Bangladesh will be tobacco-free by 2041: Hasan
Published: 03:54 PM, 31 May 2021
Information and broadcasting minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud joined a discussion organized by the Narcotics and Drug Organization on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day at the National Press Club on Monday
Awami League joint general secretary and information and broadcasting minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud said the government has taken many steps to become a tobacco-free country by 2041.
He said smoking in public now is punishable. People become addicted to drugs when they smoke. A drug addict not only destroys himself but also his family. Boys become smokers without the consent of their parents. That is why it is important to take care.
He was responding to a question from reporters after a discussion organized by the Narcotics and Drug Organization on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day at the National Press Club on Monday.
Meanwhile, over the national identity card and voter ID card, Dr. Hassan Mahmud said NID cards and voter ID cards are not the same thing. National identity cards are issued from birth to death. All the citizens of the country are given such identity cards. In all the countries of the world, the national identity card is under the Ministry of Home Affairs or under another ministry. It does not under the Election Commission. The Election Commission works with the voter list. When it was a project to prepare voter lists it was under the Election Commission and it was logical. When it comes to national identity. Then it is reasonable to be with the government or under the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is also applicable in all the countries of the world.
The government is not providing proper treatment to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, in response to such allegation, Dr. Hasan Mahmud said Khaleda Zia is being treated by hospitals and doctors as per her choice. Because of this, she is recovering. Khaleda Zia is getting the highest medical service in Bangladesh. So it is unreasonable to take her abroad for treatment.