PM stresses on preparing guideline for next generation to run state
07:27 PM, September 16, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:34 PM, September 16, 2020

PM stresses on preparing guideline for next generation to run state

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today stressed the need for preparing a concept paper or guideline for the next generation to run the state towards advancement in future.

"As we are in power, we have to take the responsibility to [find ways] for the next generation on how the country will run and advance towards development not only in present days but also in the future. So, we will have to take preparation for that from now," she said.

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The premier said this while giving the introductory speech in a meeting of the party's presidium members at her official Gono Bhaban residence this morning.

Hasina, also the president of AL, simultaneously said what they (AL government) are now doing might be amended or changed for the demands of time.

"We know the change will happen. Despite the fact, if a framework or a concept paper or a guideline has before [the next generation] then it will be easy to do any work for them whoever comes to power," she added.

The PM also reminded all that "how much time else I can continue [running the state]" as she is now 74, adding that they will have to prepare the guideline related to running the country as the next generation couldn't lose their direction.

Referring to the increase in remittance inflow and forex reserve due to the government's timely measures in the face of the apprehension of declining, the premier said, "At this point our economy is in by and large good position."

She added: "None could think that our remittance will increase. It is increasing as we're giving two percent incentive [for sending remittance] and our reserve now stands at USD 39.4 billion."

Speaking about losing jobs by expatriate Bangladeshis amid the pandemic, the premier said, "It is becoming a problem for us as many Bangladeshis lost their jobs. But we are returning them by special flight as they are the citizens of our country."

The PM spelled out various measures taken by her government since the very beginning of the crisis arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic and said they have announced various stimulus packages, handing over cash and other assistances to keep moving the country's economy and ease sufferings of the people particularly of the farmers, labourers, teachers and others.

She went on saying that they have opened mills and industries in phases as the country's export had reached a standstill at a time when the country's industries remained closed and announced special stimulus packages for small, medium and large industries to keep running.

At the outset of the discussion, a minute's silence was observed as a mark of profound respect to the memories of Bangabandhu and other martyrs of the August 15 carnage, martyrs of the August 21, 2004 grenade attacks and the leaders and activists who died recently, particularly AL presidium members Mohammad Nasim and Advocate Sahara Khatun.

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