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New EC to work for peaceful environment, hopes FBCCI

DHAKA, Feb 8, 2017 (BSS) - Business leaders have expected that the newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and four commissioners of the reconstituted Electoral Commission (EC) would work within the limit of the constitution for creating a peaceful environment to run business smoothly.

Talking to the BSS, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Abdul Matlub Ahmed expressed his hope that the reconstituted EC would be able to present a free and fair national election that would be accepted by all.

"We hope that EC will take such initiatives that will remain peace in the country and we will run business smoothly," he added.

He also said if EC would seek assistance to the business community they are ready to assist.

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) President Abul Kasem Khan sought to create such initiatives that would ensure a peaceful environment for running business smoothly.

"We are businessmen not politician. So that we want peaceful environment to EC for running business properly," he added.

Former President of Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI) Syed Moazzam Hossain also echoed the sought of the DCCI president saying free, fair and acceptable election for ensuring a business friendly environment.

He said "all the election commissioners have notable background in their respective fields and as far I know everyone is good man."

Everyone would be able to hold next elections properly that would be accepted by all, he added.

He also said business community is ready to provide any kinds of

cooperation to EC as per their demand.

President Abdul Hamid on Monday appointed former Secretary KM Nurul Huda as the new CEC and a former judge, two former civil servants and a retired military officer as election commissioners.

The four election commissioners are former secretary Md Rafiqul Islam, former additional secretary Mahbub Talukder, retired district and session judge Begum Kabita Khanam and Brigadier General (retd) Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)