Govt wants to build humanitarian state: Dr Hasan
SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 3, 2020 (BSS) – Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said the government wants to build a ‘humanitarian state’ by creating a new generation in coordination with the quality of humanity, values and patriotism.
“We don’t want to build a traditional developed nation following the west. But, we want to build a humanitarian state by creating a new generation with the humanity, values and patriotism,” he said while taking part in the discussion on thanksgiving motion on the President’s January 9 address to the House.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina not only thinks about the next elections, but also thinks about the next generation, Dr Hasan said, adding: “So she wants not only to build a developed state, but also a developed nation. The Prime Minister introduced allowances for old-age people, widows and husband deserted women to this end”.
He said Bangladesh is progressing at an unstoppable pace under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to materialize Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s dream of building a ‘Sonar Bangla’.
Comparing to the development of Bangladesh in different indexes with Pakistan and India, the information minister said Bangladesh has left behind Pakistan in all indexes and neighboring India in two indexes— Human Index and Social Index.
Daughter of Bangabandhu Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s success is here that she has taken Bangladesh to such a height as Pakistanis are feeling sorry as they are lagging behind in terms of development in comparison to Bangladesh.
If there would have no politics of confrontation and politics of denial in Bangladesh, The country would have forwarded further in the last 11 years resulting the GDP growth rate to 10 percent, he said, adding but due to the negative politics of opposition BNP and its alliances, the country could not attain the desired progress.
Terming the two Dhaka city corporation polls held on Saturday as an excellent election as it was free from any violence, occupying centers and loss of life, the information minister said the voter turnout rate in the United States (US) is 24 to 30 percent as 60 percent of the total people eligible to vote get registered as voters and 40 percent voters exercise their franchise in polls.
Noting that the voter turnout in the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) was 29 percent and in the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) 25 percent, Dr Hasan said the voter turnout, however, would have more in the Dhaka city polls, but BNP’s negative publicity on Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) discouraged voters in the election.