Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said the Awami League government is ready to accept constructive criticism from any quarter.
“The government always welcomes criticism as it helps the government take the right path,” he said while addressing the graduation ceremony of a training programme, titled “Young Leader Fellowship” at a Dhaka hotel.
Urging all, irrespective of political affiliation, to come forward to build a developed nation, the minister said the Awami League government believes in establishing a society based on argument and logic.
Democracy International organised the four-month training programme for young activists of several political parties, including Awami League, BNP and Jatiya Party.
Hasan, AL’s publicity and publication secretary, said discussions, criticisms, arguments and logic are the foundation of a democratic country. And a society progresses this way, he added. “We are giving more importance to the opinions of opposition lawmakers in parliament.”
Thanking the organiser for such a training programme for youths, Dr Hasan said this is commendable as activists of Awami League, BNP, Jatiya Party and other parties are attending the training together.
Democracy International Chief of Party Katie Croake and other party leaders also addressed the programme.