Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday came down heavily on a section of labour leaders for their “efforts to defame the country by lodging complaints with foreigners.”
“As long as I remain in power, there will be no benefit in lodging complaints with anybody outside this country... I'm the daughter of the Father of the Nation and I run the state by loving the country and its people,” she said at a May Day function at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the afternoon.
The prime minister added: “Our aim is to uphold the country's independence which was earned in exchange for the blood of three million martyrs as well as uphold the dignity of the country and the countrymen on the world stage. We will move ahead keeping our head high not bowing to others.”
The Ministry of Labour and Employment organized the function with State Minister Mujibul Haque Chunnu in the chair.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour and Employment Ministry Munnujan Sufian, Bangladesh Employers Federation President Qamran T Rahman, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Siddiqur Rahman, Jatiya Sramik League President Alhaj Shukkur Mahmud and International Labour Organisation (ILO) Country Representative in Bangladesh Gagan Rajbhandari also spoke on the occasion.
Labour and Employment Secretary Afroza Khan gave the welcome address.