London, 6 February 2019

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the law enforcers to speed up case proceedings in a proper way to ensure disposal of cases on time for the sake of justice. The Premier gave the directive while addressing senior police officers at her Office yesterday on the occasion of the Police Week-2019. The Prime Minister stressed on forming a special team to solve the case backlog problem.

More world leaders including the Prime Ministers of Denmark, Norway and Algeria have extended their heartfelt congratulations to Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on her assumption of office as the Prime Minister for the fourth time. Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Norwegian Premier Erna Solberg and Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyaira in their separate messages wished success of the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought more Danish and Norwegian investments in various sectors for further development of the country. The Premier made the request when Danish Ambassador Winnie Estrup Petersen and Norwegian Ambassador Sidsel Bleken jointly met at her office yesterday.

During the meeting, the Danish and Norwegian Ambassadors offered their countries' support for Bangladesh's energy and ICT sectors.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has expressed his optimism that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s forthcoming visit to Germany, as her first foreign tour after forming government for the third straight term, would be a milestone in further strengthening the existing bilateral relations. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s meeting at the upcoming Munich Security Conference could open up new doors of possibilities, the Minister said when German Ambassador in Dhaka Peter Fahrenholtz paid a courtesy call on him at his ministry in Dhaka yesterday.

The government has taken several steps to turn every village of the country into a town. LGRD Minister Tajul Islam informed this to the Jatiya Sangsad while responding to a query from an MP. A working Committee has already been formed and the committee had taken steps to prepare sector wise plans to this end, the Minister added.

Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud has said, the incident of long imprisonment of an innocent person, Jaha Alam, in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission, is regrettable and unexpected. The Minister said this while addressing a meeting in his ministry in Dhaka yesterday.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal hoped that ADB would continue its support to Bangladesh in various projects and sectors in the coming days. The Minister said this to the newsmen after holding a meeting with the Country Director of the ADB Manmohan Parkash at his ERD office in Dhaka yesterday.

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said, United States wants to increase investment in Bangladesh in different sector like power, energy, pharmaceuticals and infrastructure development. The Minister said this to reporters after a meeting with US Ambassador Earl R. Miller at his ministry in Dhaka yesterday.

Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims, will be held at Tongi in a single phase between February 15 and 18. State Minister for Religious Affairs Advocate Sheikh Md. Abdullah told this to the media after holding talks with the two factions of Tabligh Jamaat in his ministry yesterday.

State Minister for Information Communication and Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak has informed the Jatiya Sangsad that the country would be able to provide employment for 20 lakh jobless youths in the next five years under the ICT sector. The State Minister informed this while speaking in the thanks-giving motion on the “President Speech” in the House yesterday.

Press Wing