CHATTOGRAM, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said the people should discard the politicians who resorted to arson terrorism by burning people and setting ablaze buses-trucks in the name of politics.
The minister said basic objective of the politics must be for the wellbeing of the people and the society.
Politics of the BNP-Jammat aim at hurling petrol bombs on the people. On the contrary, Bangabandhu's daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given financial assistance amounting to Taka 10 lakh each of those who were burnt to death, said the minister while speaking at an ifter Mahfil at a city hotel this evening.
Greater Chattogram Goods Transport Owners Federation (GCGTOF) organized the Iftar Mahfil.
Speaking at the function as the chief guest, Mahmud also Publication and Publicity Affairs Secretary of Awami League said the government has taken steps to build two truck terminals in Chattogram.
Terming transportation of goods as very important for vibrant economy, the minister said that the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has brought about radical change in road network across the country to ensure easy and quick movement of goods to and from the country's premier sea port Chattogram.
He said road network with all divisional towns, including southern parts of the country-Dhaka Chattogram, Mymensingh and Sylhet has been ensuring easy transportation of goods.
About the increasing trend of road accidents in the backdrop of increasing number of vehicles, the information minister underscored the importance to reduce road accidents.
We have to be heedful in intergraded efforts to deploy drivers having license, training and skills for reducing road accidents, said the minister.
In this context, Dr Hasan Mahmud observed that it is impossible to keep up discipline for a driver who is asked to drive 20 out of 24 hours.
President of GCGTOF Mohammad Abdul Mannan, presided over the function while City Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin, deputy Inspector General of Police, Chattogram ranged Khondoker Golam Faruk, Chattogram Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mahbubur Rahman, among others, addressed the function.
Additional Divisional commissioner Dipak Chakoroborti, Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Mohammad Ilias Hossain and Superintendent of Chattogram district police Nur-e-Alam Mina, among others, attended the function.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)