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Int’l Customs Day being observed, rally held in capital

DHAKA The International Customs Day is being observed

in the country like elsewhere of the world with due fervor as the National

Board of Revenue (NBR) has chalked out a number of programmes across the

country to observe the day.

NBR Chairman Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem inaugurated the day through

releasing balloons and pigeons on the premises of the NBR building at

Segunbagicha in the capital.

Marking the day, he also led a colourful rally that began from and ended

on the city's NBR premises after roaming different points including Kakrail,

in front of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Bangladesh

Shilpakala Academy.

Apart from the officials and employees of the Customs Department, people

from all class including film stars also took part in the rally.

Speaking on the occasion, Muneem said the International Customs Day is

being observed in the country like elsewhere of the world with due fervor.

The present government is pledge-bound to simplify international trade side

by side ensuring safe border trade.

Meanwhile, a discussion meeting will be observed at the International

Convention City, Bashundhara later in the afternoon to mark the day, where

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, PM's

Economic Affairs Adviser Dr Mashiur Rahman, LGRD and Cooperatives Minister M

Tajul Islam, Parliamentary Standing Committee Chairman on Finance Ministry AH

Mahmood Ali and FBCCI President Sheikh Fazle Fahim are expected to remain

present.

Besides, discussion meetings will also be held at all custom houses and

duty stations alongside holding rallies throughout the country.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)