BNP denounces govt amnesty plan – The Daily Star

BNP yesterday described the government’s plan to offer an amnesty for money launderers as a devilish trick to legalise the funds the ruling party leaders siphoned off abroad from Bangladesh.
“They (AL leaders) are looting the assets of the country and siphoning off public money abroad,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
Speaking at a discussion, he said the government is now saying that it will bring back the laundered money by offering an amnesty. “It’s another devilish trick. It means they themselves laundered the money and will now bring it to the country to make it legal.”
By giving the money launders such an amnesty, the BNP leader said the government will create further scope for the ruling party leaders to plunder more public money.
He urged BNP leaders and activists to get united and intensify the movement for the restoration of democracy by ousting the government.
BNP orginased the programme at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in Dhaka, marking the 41st death anniversary of party founder Ziaur Rahman.
On Thursday, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said the government is planning an amnesty for money launderers to bring back the money they had taken out of the country.
He said Bangladesh Bank will issue a circular in this regard with more information before the national budget is placed in Parliament.
Fakhrul alleged that the current government has obliterated democracy and snatched people’s rights to hang onto power.
“We’re going to different districts outside Dhaka to hold the councils of (our party’s different units) and observing a serious urge among people to get back their rights,” he said.
BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said the present Awami League government has been taking the country to the brink of destruction by destroying the spirits of the Liberation War.
“There’s is now no democracy, no human rights and no right to vote. People are hit hard by the growing price hikes in essential commodities,” he said. 
বিমান বাংলাদেশ এয়ারলাইনসের লন্ডনগামী একটি ফ্লাইটে হাতাহাতির অভিযোগে ৭ যাত্রীকে আটক করেছে হিথ্রো বিমানবন্দরের সংশ্লিষ্ট কর্তৃপক্ষ। তাদের বিরুদ্ধে আইনি ব্যবস্থাও নেওয়া হয়েছে।


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