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Quader: None who got casino money will be spared

  • Published at 07:25 pm September 27th, 2019
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader
File photo of Awami League general secretary and minister for road transport and bridges Obaidul Quader Focus Bangla

The government is working to stop plying of three-wheelers on highways, the minister said

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said none of those who received share of casino money will be spared. 

"Investigation is going on to catch not only the small fry, but also the big fish involved in the misdeeds. Those who got the share of the casino money, no matter whether they belong – to Awami League, other parties, or the police administration – will not be spared," he said. 

Quader, also the road transport and bridges Minister, came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after laying the foundation stone of Sylhet Road Zone building on Friday. 

Stating that the government started the drive against casino business with its own party, he said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed not to spare anyone involved in it.

Asked whether actions will be taken against Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Samrat, he said, "Not only Samrat, many names are surfacing...the investigation has already began. We will take steps against all based on the probe findings." 

Quader said they are working to stop the plying of three-wheelers on highways. "We have sent several letters to the Commerce Ministry requesting to stop the import of such vehicles." 

The minister said he is sincere in working to elevate the Sylhet-Dhaka Highway into a four-lane one, but the work on it could not be started in due time for a lack of funds. 

Quader came to Sylhet on Thursday, and attended a meeting arranged by local Awami League at Poet Nazrul Auditorium Sylhet city, held in memory of former party leader Shafiqul Haque, who died on August 14.