TPT Dhaka Bureau: In Bangladesh, Journalists will also come under the universal pension, said the information minister of the government of Bangladesh and the joint general secretary of the ruling Awami League Dr. Hasan Mahmud MP. He said, “The BNP saying ‘no’ to everything, those who are also opposing this welfare proposal, I hope they will get rid of the ‘no’ disease.”
He was speaking as the chief guest at the bi-annual conference of the Dhaka Journalists Union at the National Press Club auditorium in the capital Dhaka on Tuesday (March 1). Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Saiful Alam, Editor, Daily Jugantar; Omar Farooq, President, Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ); Deep Azad, General Secretary; Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul, Former President.
The Information and Broadcasting Minister said, “Journalists have demanded pension.
Prime Minister Bangabandhu’s Daughter Sheikh Hasina has decided to introduce universal pension.
All the people of the society will come under this pension facility, journalists will also come. Every media organization owner has and will have a responsibility to bring journalists under its purview. The Prime Minister’s announcement of a landmark measure in a European social welfare state, I saw on the pages of the newspaper that the BNP leaders are also criticizing it.
“In fact, the BNP could not get out of the whim of criticizing everything,” said Dr. Hasan Mahmud..He said, “If you have any ‘suggestions’ in the announcement made by the Prime Minister, tell me.” If there is a good ‘suggestion’ in that plan when it is published, it must be accepted.
But why are you criticizing such a good initiative?
They can’t get out of the craze of not saying everything.
I hope they get rid of this unspoken disease. ‘
“Journalists can show dreams to people. People who are afraid to dream can also show dreams,” he said. This kind of report shows the way to the society and urges those responsible to be more responsible. Highlight the progress that has been made in the media today and any inconsistencies. Our government nurtures a culture of cherishing criticism.
“A lot of discipline has been established in my efforts to gradually bring order in the world of media by removing the decades-old accumulated chaos,” he said. He said, “Cable operators used to demand from the television owners that if they do not pay more, the serial will go to fifty, if they pay, the serial will go to five.” The serial has been fixed there. Now television owners and operators no longer have to be slaves. Arrangements have been made to stop advertisements in foreign media.
Many have thought that cleanfeed or ad-free broadcasting on foreign TV was never possible, and we were able to do that. Thank you for that. Many have implemented the eighth wage board in newspapers, but many have not. The journalists’ union is vocal about the implementation of the Ninth Wage Board. I think everyone should implement the Ninth Wageboard. We will work on it. “
The Information Minister said the Journalist Welfare Trust and Information Commission have been formed with the help of journalist-friendly Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a journalist-friendly leader. Today, all the journalists are getting help and grants from the welfare trust.
Those who criticize the government are also getting help. During the coronation period, journalists from all parts of the country received assistance. He said that a policy is being formulated for the children of journalists to get help from the welfare trust and that the policy will be finalized very soon.