More negative news are published on us: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, more negative news than the positive are being published on us. Though we are in the government but more news are being published against us. Those who say that there is no freedom of speech are telling the truth or lying?
She said these while speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural program of biennial council of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) at the national press club on Thursday.
The premier said, some political parties and some people, who do not belong to any party are saying that there is no freedom of speech in the country. But how they are saying that if there is no freedom of speech in the country?
The Prime Minister said, we have given eighth wage board after coming to power. There is also process of ninth wage going on. Hope that, that will also be done. But you know, there are representatives of owners in the wage board. They always try to dillydally. You also understand that. I need not to give more explanation.
Sheikh Hasina said, we are building the Padma Bridge with our own resources. People earlier thought that Bangladesh is a poor country, they will live by begging. But why we will live by begging? The concept of the foreigners over us has changed.
She said, we have conquered the sea and the space. We have stepped into the stage of dignity through launching of satellite. Our development plan is from the grass root level, so that development happens in all stages.
To the journalists she said, the activities that are going on for the welfare of people should be upheld. Because we do not want to depend on others.
The program was presided over by BFUJ president Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul where Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu, Prime Minister’s Information Adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, State Minister for Information Tarana Halim, Dhaka Union of Journalist president Abu Jafar Surja and other journalists leaders delivered speeches.