Revocation of 16th amendment pleased some people: Quader

Staff Correspondent | Published: 02:20, Aug 06,2017

 
 

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the Appellate Division’s revocation of the 16th amendment to the constitution had pleased some quarters.
These people found a ray of hope at the revocation, but that would not sustain longer and the issue would be resolved soon, said Quader, also road transport and brides minister.
He was addressing a programme at the National Press Club in Dhaka on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of birth of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, organised by ‘Satirtha-Swajan’( Friends and Admires) of Sheikh Kamal.
The country was facing some problems and the overall situation was not so good, he added.
‘Some quarters were conspiring against Sheikh Hasina, being jealous for her success and looking for issues to wage movements against the government,’ Quader added.
‘We never organised conspiracy, but had to face it in the past and still we are facing fresh conspiracies,’ Quader said.
He called on all to keep faith on its party president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina and said that Awami League would never be deviated from its ideals.  
Chaired by journalist Abed Khan, Dhaka University vice‑chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique, AL sports and youth secretary Harun-or-Rashid, National Press Club president Muhammad Shafiqur Rahman and actor Pijush Bandapadhya took part at the discussion.
The Appellate Division’s full verdict on the parliament’s power to remove Supreme Court judges released on Tuesday denounced the political culture of laying monopoly ownership over achievements of the nation using first person as the vehicle of expression.
On July 3, a seven-member bench, chaired by Chief Justice SK Sinha, in a brief order unanimously rejected a government appeal filed against High Court’s verdict that had revoked the 16th amendment to the constitution which empowered Parliament to remove Supreme Court judges as ‘unconstitutional’.

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