Conspirators trying to destabilise Bangladesh still active: Faruk
Commerce Minister Faruk Khan said yesterday the conspirators who cannot bear the sight of a Bangladesh on development track and even want to destabilise the country are still active in the domestic arena to hinder the nation's progress.
“We're all directed to stay alert as so many unwanted incidents are taking places after the BDR mutiny in the country,” he said colonel Khan, the coordinator for the investigations into the Peelkhana carnage in which many army officers were slain.
His observations echoed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's call for the law-enforcing agencies as well as the countrymen to be on the alert about any subversive acts under the names of militant outfits.
The Commerce Minister rang the alarm-bail while talking to reporters after the inauguration of the automated system at the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms (RJSCF) at its office.
He said vigilance has been intensified to prevent any untoward incident. He, however, said the alarm is given to any specific person but will be applicable for all.
Earlier inaugurating the computerized registration and documentation system of the Joint Stock Companies and Firms, he said it added another feather in the government's cap on its mission to transform the country into 'Digital Bangladesh'.
Appreciating the initiative he said, “I feel happy that any business firm will be able to register his company after necessary formalities within only seven working days although earlier at least 70 days were required to do the same job.”
He thanked the authorities to keep a provision for foreign companies and joint venture to get their firms registered within a day.
“This is a satisfactory initiative and all will have to work to make it sustainable,” the Commerce Minister said, urging the authorities to bring all old records under computerised documentation system within a year.
Feeling the accommodation crisis and shortage of workforce, he pledged to shift the office to a new place soon with modern facilities.
Pinpointing the delay in implementing the automation project he noted it is a failure of the government as it required nearly eight years to implement the project.
He hoped that registration process of any company would be simplified, hassle-free and quicker through the introduction of computerised system.
Commerce Secretary Feroz Ahmed, Janata Bank Chairman Sohel Ahmed, IFC and BICF representative Mohammad Aminur Rahman and First Vice-President of FBCCI Abul Kashem Ahmed, among others, addressed the function with Registrar of the Joint Stock Companies and Firms Ahmedur Rahman in the chair.
International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund (BICF) in collaboration with the government implemented the project.