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POST TIME: 20 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Info minister blasts Fakhrul
BSS, Dhaka

Info minister blasts Fakhrul

Information Minister and Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said bad smell of BNP’s politics will be transcended beyond the border if they take the Begum Khaleda’s release issue to global forum.

“Begum Zia was convicted by country’s highest court in graft cases . . . the countrymen know everything as she embezzled the money of orphans. Now international community will learn about the matter if they go international forum,” he said at a press briefing at Prime Minister’s political office in Dhanmondi.

PM’s advisor on political affairs HT Imam and Deputy Publicity Secretary of Awami League Aminul Islam were present.

Dr Hasan said the trial court gave five-year imprisonment to Begum Zia in the graft case. After getting the verdict BNP went to the higher court where the court enhanced the punishment to 10 years, he noted.

About an allegation of BNP on the issue of rawhide of sacrificial animals, the AL leader said it was Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who has taken pragmatic steps for flourishing country’s leather sector.

The price fall of rawhide is the creation of the conspirators who dream of present government’s ouster from the power and cannot accept the country’s progress under the present government.