Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday pledged not to allow ‘termites’ to eat up development benefits by plundering money from the development projects as she opened the commercial transmission of private television channels using Bangabandhu Satellite-1 at a city hotel.
‘The termites are (largely) eating up the money while we are implementing the development projects —We have to capture the white ants to use every penny of people’s hard-earned money for country’s development,’ she said.
She said ‘we will continue the ongoing drives against militancy, terrorism, drugs and corruption irrespective of party and family as I want to bring smiles on distressed people’s face as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.’
The prime minister urged the media personalities to remain alert against broadcasting any sort of propaganda that leads to create anarchy and mistrust among the people as well as in the country in the name of opposing the government.
‘I would like to make another appeal to you (media personalities) to broadcast the information of the development activities taken by the government so that confidence can be made among people as they can dream of a better life,’ she said.
Information minister Hasan Mahmud spoke on the occasion as the special guest with posts and telecommunications minister Mustafa Jabbar in the chair.
Posts and telecommunications division secretary Ashoke Kumar Biswas and Association of Television Channel Owners chairman Anjan Chowdhury also spoke on the occasion.
BCSCL chairman Shahjahan Mahmood handed over the agreement, inked with the private television channels for their commercial transmission using the feed of Bangabandhu Sattelite-1, to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Later the premier handed it over to the ATCO chairman.
An audio-video presentation on the multifaceted use of the Bangabandhu Sattelite-1 in various sectors for the country’s overall development was made. (NA)
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