Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the business community to act against anti-government propaganda as it ultimately affects them.
“Some people are relentlessly carrying out propaganda against us (the government). You (the businessmen) will have to address it as you’re being affected due to it,” she told them.
Hasina said this when newly-elected members of the board of directors of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), led by its president, Rubana Huq, met her at Prime Minister’s Office.
“They want to harm me politically, but you, the businesspeople, are being affected by this,” she said.
About Brexit, she said it would not leave any adverse impact on the export of Bangladeshi goods.
Hasina said the garment sector was playing a huge role in the development and export growth of the country. She emphasised diversification of products to boost exports.
The prime minister said, during her recent visit to London, she directed Bangladeshi envoys stationed in the European countries to explore markets for some specific products of Bangladesh.
The prime minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman, former BGMEA presidents Anisur Rahman Sinha, Anwar-Ul-Alam Chowdhury Parvez and Siddiqur Rahman, and BGMEA First Vice-President Mohammad Abdus Salam and Senior Vice-President Foysal Samad spoke among others.