Government Policy

Only Sheikh Hasina can solve Teesta problem: Nasim

DHAKA, March 13, 2017 (BSS)- Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim today said only Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina can resolve the Tessta water-sharing problem, crediting her with solving many intricate problems of the country in the past.

Criticizing BNP's apprehension on the outcome of the Prime Minister's upcoming visit to India, he said "During the visit Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will protect the country's interests and even if she makes any agreement, it will be made in the greater national interest".

Nasim was addressing at DU Senate Bhaban on the campus a publication ceremony of a book entitled "Bangabandhu and Dhaka University", published by Ekattor Publications.

Professor of DU Mass Communication and Journalism department Dr Shaikh Abdus Salam authored the book highlighting different events that integrated Bangabandhu with Dhaka University.

DU Professor Dr Shafiq Ahmed Siddiq, Bangabandhu's son-in-law and noted journalist Syed Abul Maqsud addressed the function as special guests with DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique in the chair.

Nasim accused BNP of keeping alive many issues to serve their political ends and added "After returning to power, the Awami League has solved a lot of national problems. But you (Ziaur Rahman, Ershad and Khaleda Zia) were in power for three decades, but could not solve any disputes, including Faraka barrage".

The minister also said Khaleda Zia had even forgotten to raise the Teesta issue during her official visit to India.

On addressing the militancy problem, Nasim said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had succeeded in curbing militancy within a short time. He blamed BNP for patronizing militancy for long.

He also urged the people to boycott BNP as it patronizes militants and anti-liberation forces. Nasim said the people of the country would give a befitting reply to BNP in the upcoming national elections.

President of DU Alumni Association AK Azad its Secretary General Ranjan Karmaker and publisher of the book Jahangir Hossain addressed the function, among others.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)