Corruption, drug trading interwoven: ACC chief

DHAKA, Jan 29, 2017 (BSS) - Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmud today said corruption and trading in narcotics are interwoven.

"The drug traders get involved in this business to earn money illegally, which is the other name of corruption," he said speaking at a rally of students and teachers against corruption and narcotics at North-South University auditorium in the city.

Director General of Directorate of Narcotics Control Khandaker Raqibur Rahman, Association for the Prevention of Drug Abuse Chairman, Dr. Arup Ratan Chowdhury, US Maryland University Prof. Anwar Huq, North South University Vice-Chancellor Prof Atiqul Islam and North South University Trustee Board Chairman Azim Uddin Ahmed also addressed the rally, said an official release.

The ACC chief said, as per the country's Constitution, none can enjoy illegally earned assets.

"We all talk against corruption. No more talk now as time has come to take effective measures," he said and urged all to be united to stop sources of illegal money earning.

Iqbal Mahmud said the new generation needs to be saved from the curses of corruption and narcotics.

"We should save them. We should show the future generation the path of light," he added.

The ACC chairman said graft is wasting 2 to 3 percent of the national economy. Therefore, united efforts are needed against corruption, he added.

He suggested waging a social movement against corruption and narcotics involving all, including students, teachers, businessmen and professionals.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)