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Awami League asks people to implement new road transport law

  • Published at 04:18 pm November 19th, 2019
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File photo of Former Health Minister Mohammad Nasim Courtesy

Nasim, also a presidium member of the ruling Awami League, asked vehicle owners to hold talks with authorities concerned to solve if they have any issue over the new law

Awami League-led 14-party alliance spokesperson Mohammad Nasim has urged countrymen to help implement the new Road Transport Act 2018 to ensure discipline on the country’s roads.

“We have always demanded to reinstate discipline on roads. The new law is in the process of being implemented.  We requested people and countrymen to help implement the new law to bring discipline on roads,” said Nasim.

Rows of stand still buses at Gabtoli bus terminal in Dhaka on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

He said this while talking to journalists after a meeting of the 14-party alliance at the Awami League central office in Gulistan on Tuesday.

Nasim, also a presidium member of the ruling Awami League, asked vehicle owners to hold talks with the concerned authorities to solve the matter if they have any issue over the new law.

He said: “The 14-party does not support strikes that hold people as hostages. We do not engage in  politics of hostage and will not do that in future.”

Transport workers protesting on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Gazipur on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Dhaka TribuneNasim alleged that BNP-Jamaat might have been behind the rise in the price of onions and rice.

He said: “The BNP-Jamaat will not be able to do  anything. One dishonest quarter is trying to profit by using people’s hunger for politics. They are also trying to create an unstable situation.”

He further criticized BNP saying that BNP no longer has any issue left to discuss, and have even failed to create any new issue. 

Among others, JaSod President Hasanul Haq Inu, and the Workers' Party politburo member Anisur Rahman Mallik were present at the meeting while Tariqat Federation chairman Nazibul Bashar Maizbhandari was in the chair.