Cabinet secretary dismisses TIB report
Live Correspondent: The cabinet secretary today dismissed a Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) report that claimed promotions are being given to senior government officials on the basis of political consideration.
He was briefing journalists after a cabinet meeting at the secretariat here. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting at the PMO.
“I have not yet seen the TIB report. Like you (journalists), I knew the thing that came in the news. But, the matter is not exactly the same as stated by the TIB in a wholesale manner,” said Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam.
About the TIB claim that wealth reports were not submitted by the government officials in every five year, he said, “We have submitted the reports. It is a rule for the government officials to submit wealth reports in every five year when those are called for.”
On the rescue operation after yesterday’s train accident, he said, “Our rescue operation is going on involving all the agencies including RAB, BGB and fire brigade. According to the official report till this moment as many as four bodies were recovered and there might be more bodies under the debris.”
It was also informed of the Prime Minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia from May 31 to June 3 where she attended the 14th OIC Conference and gave speech on behalf of the Asia Group.
Dhaka 23 June (campuslive24.com)//MIH