Ensure permanent accommodation for slum dwellers: BNP | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 09, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:16 AM, June 09, 2021

Ensure permanent accommodation for slum dwellers: BNP

BNP yesterday demanded permanent accommodation for slum dwellers.

Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir came up with the remark after visiting the Mohakhali's Sattola slum where a fire broke out on Monday.

For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel.

Over 500 shanties were gutted at the slum. On information, 18 firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control after a couple of hours.

"The government's first priority should be to arrange accommodation for them," he said, adding that compensation should have to be given to the victims as well.

The BNP leader said a fair investigation has to be conducted to unearth the reason behind the fire.

Saying that the ultra-poor live in the slum, Fakhrul said the country has failed to ensure basic rights of the people even after 50 years of its independence.

"The government is implementing mega projects but no effective step has been taken for the ultra-poor. It's not a tough task. The government can allot khas land to them," he suggested.

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star Android & iOS News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 22222

Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222


Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News

Top