Victims of slum fire to be rehabilitated: Quader

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha .  Dhaka | Published: 00:00, Aug 20,2019


Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said victims of shanties razed in the last Friday’s fire at Mirpur’s Chalantika will be rehabilitated.

‘The government will rehabilitate all the victims of the slum burned in Mirpur last Friday,’ Quader said while distributing relief materials among the fire affected people at Bangabandhu Bidya Niketan at Mirpur.

The government will give all support along with relief materials until the completion of rehabilitation of the fire affected people, he said, adding the government of prime minister Sheikh Hasina always remains beside the helpless people.

Mentioning the remarks of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam about Mirpur slum fire, the Awami League general secretary said that Mirza Fakhrul criticised Awami League and the government when he came to visit the fire affected people but did not distribute any relief goods among them.

‘People do not want to hear long speech . . . they want support and cooperation but you [Fakhrul] give people only lip service,’ Quader said.

About BNP’s last one and a half year activities, he said that BNP could not stage demonstration even for one and a half minute during the last one and a half year.

He said BNP leaders could not release Begum Khaleda Zia from the jail.

‘They [BNP leaders] have failed in court, they have failed in movement and now they are lodging complaints with foreign missions,’ Quader said.

Mentioning the BNP’s plan to go to the United Nations to lodge allegations, the AL general secretary said after failing to get people’s support, BNP was going to lodge allegations with the UN.

‘Such activities of BNP have proved its bankruptcy in politics,’ Quader added.

Awami League presidium member Abdul Matin Khasru, Relief and Disaster Management Affairs secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, local lawmaker Ilias Uddin Molla, Jubo League Dhaka North Unit president Mainul Hossain Nikhil were present at the programme, among others.

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