Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the government might publish the name, address, and identity of the bank loan defaulters periodically in the media.
He made the statement while responding to a supplementary question from independent lawmaker Rustam Ali Farazi in the parliament on Wednesday.
Finance Minister said he had given lists of loan defaulters several times to lawmakers in parliament.
“For this the members of the parliament helped me - they wanted to see the list. I shared lists several times,” he said.
But he mentioned that he never thought to publish the names and addresses of the loan defaulters in the newspapers.
“I did not think about the matter till now, but surely that can be done. I think this proposal is eligible for consideration,” he said. “Their names can be published periodically.”
Finance Minister said loan defaulters have incurred a massive loss for the nation.
“They have gobbled up the money that could have been invested elsewhere,” he said.