Information and Broadcasting Minister
Dr Hasan Mahmud said that the great quality of BNP Secretary General
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is that he can lie frequently with
“When we said that Mr. Fakhrul had written a letter to the
foreigners to stop aid to the country, he had committed anti-state
acts,” he said.
“Fakrul then told a press conference that he didn’t write any
letter. When we showed the copy of that letter to journalists and
handed it over to the media representatives then BNP did not give any
reply,” he added.
“As a politician, I am really ashamed to see and hear that a party
secretary general can lie in this way,” Hasan said.
The minister stated these as the chief guest while addressing the
Bangladesh Journalists’ Welfare Trust cheque distribution ceremony
today at Bangabandhu Hall of Chattogram Press Club (CPC) in the city.
Chattogram Union of Journalists (CUJ) President Mohammad Ali
presided over the function while Managing Director of Bangladesh
Journalist Welfare Trust Subhash Chandra Mondol, CPC President Ali
Abbas, Member of Bangladesh Journalist Welfare Trust Kalim Sarwar,
Vice President of BFUJ Shahidul Alam, General Secretary of CPC
Chowdhury Farid and General Secretary of CUJ Shamsul Islam, among
others, addressed the function.
Hasan said that the political party which believes in changing of
power with the verdict of the people through elections or the
political party which has to sustain with the support of the people
cannot last without elections. “The mistake that the BNP is making
like their suicide, that’s all I can say,” he added.
Hasan also joint general secretary of the Awami League said the
government had formed a search committee to form a strong election
“When mangoes are ripen in the trees people throw stones. But
criticism should not be like the blind and the deaf. As well as
criticism and good work should also be praised. We need to consider
what this government has done for journalists, what it is doing and
whether it has happened in the past,” he said.
Later, the minister handed over cheques for assistance among 104 journalists.