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Hasina committed to break corruption cycle: Quader

Dhaka, Oct 04 – Awami League’s general secretary and Road transport and bridge minister Obaidul Quader MP said, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is committed to break the cycle of corruption. Everything needed to be done in this regard. He said this while he was visiting the development work of four lane project on Dhaka-Tangail highway at Kharajura area of Kaliakair ... Read More »

Khaleda’s bail depends on court: Quader

Dhak – Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the court will decide whether BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia would be freed on bail or not for receiving treatment abroad. “How can the government push for her bail? Won’t it be disrespect for the court?” he said while talking to journalists at the Bangladesh Secretariat. He said BNP MP ... Read More »

Quader sees sign of ‘bigger attack’ in Saturday’s blast

Dhaka, Sept 1 (UNB) – Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said Saturday’s bomb attack on cops near Science Laboratory here might be a ‘test attack’ before a bigger one as militants are there in hideouts to raise their ugly heads. “Militants have got weakened, not uprooted yet from the country. Detectives are investigating the attack,” he ... Read More »

Enemies of Hindus are enemies of the nation: Quader

Dhaka, Aug 23 (UNB) – Ruling Awami League’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the enemies of the country’s Hindu community are also the enemies of the nation. “Those who are your (the Hindu community) enemies and hostile to you are communal forces … They’re the enemies of the state,” he told a rally at Palashi intersection in the ... Read More »

Those behind rawhide price slump won’t be spared: Quader

Dhaka, Aug 14 (UNB) – Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday warned that people responsible for the rawhide price fall will be punished. “The government will investigate to see if any syndicate is behind this situation and take legal steps,” he told a post-Eid news conference at the Secretariat. Quader, also the transport minister, said he does not ... Read More »

PM doesn’t want hasty action against Priya Saha: Quader

Dhaka, Jul 21 (UNB) – Transport Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said he has been instructed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina not to take any hasty step against Priya Saha for her remarks during a meeting with US President Donald Trump. “The Prime Minister sent me a message yesterday. It said no hurried action should be taken against Priya Saha,” ... Read More »

Corruption perception: No way to treat differently: Quader

Dhaka, July 19 (UNB) – Apparently disapproving of ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood’s comments that corruption committed in good faith is not an offence as per the law, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said they will treat corruption as corruption. “We’ll judge corruption as corruption. There’s no other way to treat it,” he said while talking to ... Read More »

Hit the streets if you can: Quader tells BNP

Dhaka, Jun 22 – Taking a swipe at BNP’s Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader asked the party to take to the streets if it can. “BNP has been talking about movements. If it has the ability and courage, it should take to the streets first,” he told media at party chief’s political office in ... Read More »

Court completely independent, no govt interference: Quader

Dhaka, June 18 – Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday again claimed that the country’s judiciary is completely independent and the Sheikh Hasina government doesn’t interfere in the court matters. “It has proved again that the AL-led government doesn’t interfere in the court affairs. Judiciary is working independently,” he said this referring to the six-month bail of BNP chairperson ... Read More »

BNP slams Quader for ‘comfortable’ Eid journey remark

Dhaka, Jun 3 (UNB) – BNP on Monday termed mockery Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader’s comment that this year’s eid will be the most comfortable one in the country’s history. “We would like to say this eid will be the most painful one as the country’s most popular leader has been kept in jail by force. Farmers don’t ... Read More »

Govt not so cruel Khaleda has to die sans treatment: Quader

Dhaka, May 24 – Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has said the Sheikh Hasina government is humanitarian enough over the issue of treatment of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in jail. In response to a query over Khaleda’s treatment, Quader said: “As far as I know, the Sheikh Hasina administration is not so cruel that Khaleda Zia will have to ... Read More »

Quader back home from Singapore after 72 days

Dhaka, May 15 (UNB) – Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday afternoon returned home after receiving medical treatment in Singapore for over two months. A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Awami League leader landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:55pm, said Abu Naser, deputy principal information officer of Road ... Read More »

No one can avoid liability for Chawkbazar tragedy: Quader

Dhaka, Feb 22 (UNB) – The government will not let anyone responsible for the Chawkbazar get fire off the hook, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said on Friday. A fire broke out at a Chawkbazar building where chemicals were stored on the ground floor. The blaze swept through the surrounding areas killing at least 67 people. “The government ... Read More »

Govt to give compensation to fire victims: Quader

Dhaka, Feb 21 (UNB) –Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the government will provide compensation to the victims of Chawkbazar fire. Investigation will be carried out into the incident and necessary legal measures would be taken after investigation, Quader, also general secretary of ruling Awami League, told reporters while visiting the spot in the morning. The ... Read More »

War crimes trial to go on though Jamaat seeks mercy: Quader

Dhaka, Feb 16 (UNB)- Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said that the war crimes trial would continue even if Jamaat-e-Islami seeks apology for its crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters at the political office of Awami League at Dhanmondi. “It’s not clear yet ... Read More »

Oikya Front’s public hearing on election a ‘mockery’: Quader

Dhaka, Feb 14 (UNB) – Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday described Jatiya Oikyafront’s public hearing over the December-30 general election as a ‘mass mockery’. He made the remarks while addressing a press briefing at Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political office in the city. Jatiya Oikyafront wants to depict the “real scenario of vote robbery” in the ... Read More »

Elevated expressway to partially open next year: Quader

Dhaka, Feb 13 (UNB) – Parts of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway (airport to Moghbazar) will be opened after the second phase of the public–private partnership project finishes, Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader said Wednesday. He said the first phase of the PPP project from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to the Banani Railway Station will be completed by June this year. ... Read More »

Govt has nothing to do with Khaleda’s release: Quader

Dhaka, Feb 8 (UNB) -Terming Khaleda Zia’s release from jail ‘legal matter’, Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges minister Obaidul Quader has said the government has no influence over the issue. He said this at a press briefing at the political office of Awami League president Sheikh Hasina at Dhanmondi in the capital on Friday morning. Quader ... Read More »

BNP plunges into deep ditch of negative politics: Quader

Dhaka, Feb 4 (UNB) – Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday alleged that BNP leaders are making unguarded remarks about the 11th parliamentary election as the party has fallen into a deep ditch of negative politics. “BNP and Jatiya Oikyafront leaders are making abortive efforts to make the election controversial. In fact, BNP has plunged into a deep ditch ... Read More »

Quader urges all parties to join upcoming elections

Gazipur, Jan 25 (UNB) – Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday urged the registered political parties to join all the upcoming elections including the upazila-level one. The Minister came up with the call while talking to reporters after visiting the progress of the construction work of a flyover at Konabari in the city. “Once the Muslim League ... Read More »