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PM to businessmen: Act against anti-govt propaganda

  • Published at 03:37 pm September 4th, 2019
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Newly-elected members of the Board of Directors of BGMEA, led by its President Dr Rubana Huq, met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Dhaka office on Wednesday, September 4, 2109 Focus Bangla

She said the businessmen will ultimately be affected by it

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the business community to act against anti-government propaganda as it ultimately affects them. 

The prime minister said this when the newly-elected members of the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), led by its President c, met her at the latter's Dhaka office on Wednesday.

She said: "Some people are relentlessly carrying out propaganda against us (the government). You (the businessmen) will have to address it, as you are being affected because of it."

"They want to harm me politically, but you, the businessmen, are the ones being affected by this," the premier said. 

About Brexit, she said it will not have any adverse impact on the export of Bangladeshi goods.

Sheikh Hasina said the garment sector is playing a vital role in the development and export growth of the country. She emphasized on the importance of diversification of products,in order to boost exports. 

The PM said, during her recent visit to London, she directed Bangladeshi envoys stationed in the European countries to explore the markets of specific products of Bangladesh. 

Sheikh Hasina's Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman, former BGMEA presidents Anisur Rahman Sinha, Anwar-Ul-Alam Chowdhury Parvez, and Siddiqur Rahman, and BGMEA 1st Vice-President Mohammad Abdus Salam and Senior Vice-President Foysal Samad, among others, spoke on the occasion. 

Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Md Nojibur Rahman and PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim were present.