Successes not portrayed in media: Barua
Industries Minister Dilip Barua here yesterday said the successes of the government during the last three years have not been highlighted in the media.
Though the rate of successes is far higher than that of failures, the media are focusing on only the failures, he said.
Of course, there are some failures and the government is not afraid of constructive criticism, he said. “But the aim of criticism should focus on things to identify the problems of people and their solutions”.
No state-industry has shut down during the last three years, but the media do not focus on successes like this one, he said.
The industries minister was speaking at the inaugural session of an economic seminar organised by Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA), Chittagong chapter, at Theatre Institute Chittagong.
At the session, BEA general secretary Dr Taufiq Ahmed Chowdhurty said, “The condition of our economy is not so vulnerable as it is being projected nowadays”.
Prof Dr Jyoti Prokash Dutta, president of BEA, Chittagong chapter, presided over the inaugural session addressed, among others, by Prof Sikander Khan, former president of BEA, and Prof Hanna Begum, director of Bangladesh Bank.
Eight research papers were presented in two separate sessions in the seminar.