Anti- graft drives will continue: Sheikh Hasina

Staff Correspondent,
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday evening in a televised address promised to keep up the ongoing anti-graft campaign seeking intensified Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) drives to expose to justice illegal wealth amassers in a nationwide address coinciding with the first anniversary of her government’s third term in power.

“The ongoing drive against the corrupt elements will continue … I would like to warn everybody again that the corrupt elements whoever they might be and whatever powerful they are, will not be spared,” she said in her address.

The Premier added: “I call upon the Anti-Corruption Commission to bring to the book those, whoever they might be, if found involved in acquiring illegal wealth.”

Sheikh Hasina said the campaign was required so that none could snatch rights of common people and advised the corrupt elements to rectify them immediately in their own interest.

“I work for the common people and I won’t hesitate to take any (required) step to protect their interest,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said as part of the anti-graft campaign her government was spearheading a motivational campaign against corruption considering people’s participation was a must to check corruption adding that the social menace would automatically be reduced if the people could be sensitized.

She said harsh drives were simultaneously underway to bring to book those who were involved in corruption while “initiatives have also been taken to widen the use of information communication technology (ICT) to stamp out corruption in various sectors”.

The Prime Minister said the ongoing drives against militancy, terrorism and narcotics would continue as well adding that police and other law enforcement agencies by now significantly succeeded in containing militancy indebting the countrymen. She informed the countrymen that 650 mosques are being built across the country to ensure religious teachings for the youth so that they can learn the main spirit of Islam.