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Significant progress in dispute with GP, says Kamal

  • Published at 01:11 am September 26th, 2019
Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal
File photo of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal Mahmood Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The finance minister, however, didn't make it clear whether the GP would withdraw the case it had filed against two government agencies on August 26 last

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday claimed to have a made a significant progress towards ending the dispute over unrealized government dues from mobile phone operator Grameenphone.

Mustafa Kamal, who initiated arbitration for ending the dispute, held a meeting with top officials of the BTRC and the NBR at his secretariat office.

"Discussions are going on. It was a successful one. They (GP) have come forward. We too (have come forward). We will be able to reach the equilibrium level very soon," Mustafa Kamal told reporters after the meeting.

The finance minister, however, didn't make it clear whether the GP would withdraw the case it had filed against two government agencies on August 26 last.

"It was a long-drawn  misunderstanding between us. And, dispute arises when both the parties have got something to say on the issue. We will solve it out of the court through discussion on the board/table. In principal, we have agreed that we will not file case against them, and they (GP) will not also file any case against us," Kamal said.

Two government agencies —Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and National Board of Revenue (NBR) — have been claiming dues worth Tk12,579.95 crore from the GP since last year.