Government institutionalizing democracy, Inu says to British diplomats

Bangladesh government put all out efforts to institutionalize democracy in all spheres as the country transits from the backlog of autocratic rule towards illuminated democracy, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said.
The minister also told the outgoing Deputy High Commissioner of the United Kingdom Nick Low and his successor Mark Clayton, that the elected governments performed better than one and half a decade of autocratic rule from 15 August 1975 to 1990. The British diplomats called on the Information Minister at his office on Thursday.
The information minister described the success of the people in becoming food sufficient in last five years. Three million female workers in the readymade garments sector are a glaring example of women empowerment, said Inu.
About the National Broadcast Policy 2014, the information minister said that the policy formulated by the private experts and stakeholders in the interest of media itself is a directional guideline and not enforceable till enactment as law.
He stated the statistics of private television channels, FM and innovative community radios received licenses from the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The outgoing Deputy High Commissioner thanked the minister for all cooperation during his stay and expressed hope that the government and all opposition parties would sit together before the next elections.
The newly appointed Deputy High Commissioner Mark Clayton said, he would take keen interest to take forward the friendly relations between Bangladesh and UK, says a PID handout.

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