Health and Family Welfare Minister and Awami League Presidium Member Mohammed Nasim on Wednesday said the government wants BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia to take part in the general elections due in December this year.
"Awami League wants to fight the electoral battle with participation of all. People will again vote for Awami League to expedite the development trend, which is going on in the country under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," he said.
The minister made the remarks while addressing a program organized to hand over by certificates by Bangladesh Accreditation Board to the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA).
Presided over by DGDA Director General Maj General Md Mustafizur Rahman, the function was also addressed, among others, by Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (BAPI) Adviser Salman F Rahman, its president Lawmaker Nazmul Hassan, Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh's Vice President Mosaddek Hossain.
Nasim also said the prime minister has built an illuminated country by resolving the power shortage issue. “She has also stopped the rise of militants.”
"Once Bangladesh used to import medicines, but now we are exporting medicines to 151 countries after meeting our local demand. Bangladesh has achieved the feet as medicines produced by us are of world standard," the health minister added.