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Govt won’t give protection to Benazir, Aziz: Salman

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Published: 16:17, 29 May 2024

Update: 17:37, 29 May 2024

Govt won’t give protection to Benazir, Aziz: Salman

Salman F Rahman. Photo: Collected

Clarifying the government’s stance about graft allegations against former heads of army and police Aziz Ahmed and Benazir Ahmed respectively, Prime Minister's Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman on Wednesday (29 May) said that it won’t give protection to anyone and the law will take its own pace.

He came up with the remark while talking to reporters after a meeting at the conference room of the Ministry of Home in Dhaka.

Earlier, he presided over the third meeting of the National Committee formed to prevent accidents and ensure safe working environment in mills, factories, industries and commercial establishments.

Asked whether the government is embarrassed at allegations against the former chiefs of army and police, said, “Our general secretary Obaidul Quader that actions will be taken as per the law once anyone violates rules. I don’t think the government won’t feel any embarrassment here. Whatever he (Quader) said is that no matter how influential the person is, the government will not give any protection to anyone.”

Regarding the murder of MP Anwarul Azim Anar in India, he said, “We are all shocked over the matter. You know that the matter is under investigation and I think it will be right to make any comment until the investigation ends.”

Home Minister Asaduzzman Khan Kamal, Local Government Development and Co-operatives Minister Md Tajul Islam, Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, State Minister for Ahsaul Islam Titu, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Md Atiqul Islam and senior officials concerned were present in the meeting.