The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (fbcci) yesterday urged the top leaders of the two major political parties to sit for a dialogue and thus break the current political standoff.
“Let us compromise from everybody’s respective position, if necessary. Let us help the nation get rid of the political disunity and dispute,” fbcci President Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed said at a meeting with editors and heads of newspapers, television channels and news agencies at Dhaka Club.
He said the government will have to be sincere in addressing the logical demands of the opposition while the opposition needs to refrain from calling hartal. “All problems should be resolved through dialogue.”
Akram said the nation will remember their contributions towards resolving the political crisis peacefully if the political parties sincerely act to that end.
“We expect a coordinated effort to establish a country having political and economic stability. We want to increase investment both in private and public sectors to see a higher economic growth,” he said.
The fbcci president expressed hope that the media would play a vital role in helping the political parties reach a consensus.
Independent Editor Mahbubul Alam, Somokal Editor Golam Sorwar, Amader Orthoniti Editor Naimul Islam Khan, Bangladesh Protidin Editor Nayeem Nizam, Bhorer Kagoj Editor Shaymol Dutta, Financial Express Consulting Editor Joglul Ahmed Chowdhury, Prothom Alo Assistant Editor Abdul Quiaum, Inqilab City Editor Zakaria Kajol, Desh tv Managing Director Asaduzzaman Noor, Boishakhi tv ceo Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul and btv dg M Hamid, among others, were present.
fbccifirst Vice-President Monwara Hakim Ali, Vice-President M Helal Uddin and other directors were also present.