Rejecting the report of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on the 10th parliament, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud yesterday said the report was totally one-sided and ill-motivated.
“They gave a lot of wrong information and data in the report . . . TIB published such provocative reports, including one on the Padma Bridge, in the past too,” he told a discussion at an auditorium of Jatiya Press Club.
Trinamool BNP organised the discussion marking the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with its Chairman Barrister Nazmul Huda in the chair.
The information minister said such reports create confusions among people and TIB should have sought apology to the nation.
He urged the TIB members not to make such provocative and ill-motivated reports.
The minister said, “We want constructive criticism as it helps a democratic country to move forward. But blind criticisms make people confused.”
About a seminar of BNP on Rohingya issue, Hasan said it seemed that Rohingya repatriation is not their objective. Their main objective is to muddle the water, he added.
Urging BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir not to do ill politics, the minister said, “The government is moving on the right way on Rohingya repatriation issue.”
But, he said, the repatriation process did not begin because of a few NGOs and activists of some political parties who want to play with this issue. “I hope that the repatriation would begin soon,” he added.
Terming the assassination of Bangabandhu a dreadful incident, the minister said the law minister had already declared that a commission would be formed to expose the masterminds behind the carnage.
Nazmul Huda urged all political and socio-cultural organisations to observe the National Mourning Day and the martyrdom anniversary of Bangabandhu unanimously.