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Inu for making broadcasting laws more time-befitting ones
Hasanul Huq Inu

Inu for making broadcasting laws more time-befitting ones

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Saturday underscored the need for making the existing laws on broadcasting media more time-befitting ones to further strengthen democracy and ensure independence of mass media.The minister also called upon Bangladesh Betar officials for broadcasting news and programmes following constitutional directives and not to follow any verbal directives from any corner.
The Information Minister made the call while addressing the installation prgramme of the newly elected executive committee of the BCS Information General Officers Welfare Association (BIGBOWA) at Jatiya Betar Bhaban at Sherebangla Nagar in the city in the evening.
BIGBOWA President and Prime Minister’s Deputy Press Secretary Nazrul Islam presided over the function.
Inu termed mass media as all-time companion of democracy and urged the mass media, including Bangladesh Betar, to provide true history of the liberation war and uphold country’s cultural tradition.
He said Bangladesh Betar officials will have to work under the law of the land and they need to maintain at least a minimum standard of programmes and after filtering.
He said Betar has a liability towards the state and its people in terms of the history of independence, religion, culture and tradition of the country.
Putting emphasis on developing innovative ideas, he said, Betar officials are engaged in accomplishing special type of responsibilities.
The Information Minister referred to the fight of the present government against terrorism and militancy and said the main target is to establish Bangladesh as a country free from such menace.
The country will advance towards the historic truth facing communalism and those who distorted the history of the country, he said.
Inu said the present government wants to see Bangladesh as a country of peace, development and good governance as it has been tirelessly working to bring the nation out of the culture of impunity.
In this regard, Betar has been playing a very important role in maintaining a bridge between the government and people, the minister said.
Information Secretary Murtaza Ahmad termed Bangladesh Betar as a very important mass medium of the country and said it has been playing a pivotal role regarding government’s strides to ensure social-economic development of the country.
Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim, in his speech, highlighted tile of Betar during the war of liberation in 1971 and said it inspired the freedom-loving people at that time which would remain written in golden letters.
Director General of Bangladesh Betar AKM Nesar Uddin Bhiuyan also spoke at the function while General Secretary of the BIGBOWA Sheikh Refat Ali delivered the welcome address.