Hartals, blockades have no effectiveness now: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed her firm determination to overcome the “present problems”, saying that none has the right to impede the country’s development.
“When the country achieved adequate progress in every sector, unfortunately at that time we are facing ‘some problems’ due to vandalism and killing people. We hope ‘these problems’ will not exist and we would overcome,” she said.The Prime Minister was making her introductory speech at a meeting of the high officials of the ICT Division at Agargaon in the capital in the morning.
State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak delivered the welcome address. ICT Division Secretary Shyam Sundar Shikder also spoke on the occasion.
The Prime Minister said there is no effectiveness of hartals and blockades now. “Unnecessarily people are being killed in the name of hartals and blockades. I don’t know why this heinous act is being committed,” she said.
Calling upon the people to stay alert against the BNP-Jamaat destructive acts, the Prime Minister said her government has been doing whatever necessary to stop these destructive activities.
Sheikh Hasina said her party has a goal and responsibility for building Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous country.
The Prime Minister said the country achieved independence under the leadership of Bangladesh Awami League. “The party has sacrificed a lot for the independence as it made united all the people during the War of Liberation,” she said.
“With whatever sincerity we will work, no other party would work in that way—it is the reality, and the people of the country have already witnessed it,” she said.
Putting emphasis on expediting the work of launching Bangladesh’s first-ever satellite “Bangabandhu Satellite”, the Prime Minister said: “We will have to start the work on launching the satellite quickly.”
She said the “Bangabandhu Satellite” mega project could be implemented through either international tender or government to government (G2G) basis. – BSS