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'Ninth wage board to be declared soon'

  • Published at 06:47 pm August 2nd, 2016

Sobhan came up with the announcement while exchanging views with journalists at Chittagong Press Club on Tuesday.

Steps will also be taken soon for implementing the wage board where it has been implemented yet. The monitoring cell is going to be reconstituted. We will work for establishing the rights of the journalists,” said Sobhan who is also the editor of The Daily Observer.

Referring to the just-concluded polls of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalist (BFUJ), the senior journalist said: “A voter can cast his or her vote for any candidate. The election should not create any disunity among us. All the pro-liberation journalists will always remain united. We have to stay alert so that none could take advantage of our disunity.”

Iqbal Sobhan called upon the journalist community to forge unity against the anti-liberation forces and militants so that they could not plot to destabilise the country.

With Reaz Hyder, president of Chittagong Union of Journalists in the chair, the view-exchange meeting was also addressed by former Abu Sufian, president of Chittagong Press Club, Kalim Sarwar, president of Chittagong Press Club, veteran journalist Arun Das Gupta and Md Ali, secretary of the CUJ.