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12:00 AM, December 24, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:06 AM, December 24, 2018

Uphold press freedom

Rights group urges political parties

Political parties have to stay committed to implement their electoral manifestos, said speakers at a press conference on Dhaka University campus yesterday.

They also urged parties not to impede press freedom or freedom of expression.

Movement For World Education Rights (MWER) organised the press conference at Modhur Canteen.

They welcomed manifestos of Awami League-led grand alliance and Jatiya Oikyafront.

Faruk Ahmed Arif, convener of MWER, read out an evaluation on the manifestos and placed a 12-point recommendation for consideration of the next government.

Their demands include discipline-based employment, interest-free education loan, quality healthcare for rural people and sustainable plan for agriculture sector.

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