Transport sector held people hostage for decades: AL

Transport sector held people hostage for decades: AL

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Dhaka, Aug 8 – The Awami League-led 14-party alliance on Wednesday alleged that the transport sector has held countrymen hostage for decades. The ruling alliance also thinks that this is the high time to end the mismanagement of the sector.“Those who are worked with the transport sector and those who lead the sector have no party and they work for their own interest irrespective of any party affiliation. So I think this is the high time to protest against them,” said the alliance spokesperson and AL presidium member Mohammad Nasim.
Nasim also the health minister came up with the statement while addressing a news conference after holding a meeting with the alliance partners of AL-led 14-party, at Dhanmondi political office.
The minister also said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already promised to approve the road transport act in the next cabinet meeting on Monday keeping provision of capital punishment for the killers
“And I hope once the act will be approved and then it will be passed in the parliament and mismanagement in the transport sector will be ended,” Nasim said.
Terming the ongoing students’ movement for a safe road as logical, the minister said the students have shown the government its weakness and mismanagement in which sector.
Calling upon the students, guardians and teachers to take back to homes and educational institutes, the AL senior leader said, “your movement for safe road has been successful. The government has accepted you all demands…just wait and see.”
Meanwhile, AL general secretary and road transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader have urged the students not to step into any ‘instigation trap’.
“After failing in the quota reform demos, the BNP and the fundamental forces are depending on the students and they want to instigate their movement,” he told newsmen after a joint meeting held between the Awami League Presidium and Dhaka city north-south presidents and general secretaries and other associated bodies at the AL office here.
Quader said the government has accepted all the nine demands of the agitating students.
“We are seeking cooperation from the heads of all the education institutions, member of the governing bodies and the guardians to bring back discipline on the roads,” he added.
At the same time, the AL general secretary urged the teachers and guardians to take back the students to homes and educational institutes. – Staff Reporter

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