Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud has said that if a journalist critical of the government is upset, the welfare trust is open to him. The minister was speaking as the chief guest at a function to distribute aid checks from the Journalist Welfare Trust here on Tuesday afternoon. The event was held at the auditorium of Bangladesh Press Institute at Kakrail in the capital.
State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murad Hasan and Secretary Khwaja Mia addressed the function as special guests under the chairmanship of Managing Director of the Trust Zafar Wazed. President of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Mollah Jalal, Joint Secretary General Abdul Majid, President of Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) Quddus Afrad and General Secretary Sajjad Alam Khan took part in the discussion.
The journalist-friendly Awami League government has ensured the freedom and development of the media and will continue to do so, said Hasan Mahmud. We are working with the belief that it is necessary in the interest of the country, for the advancement of a multidimensional society and for the development of the state. ‘
“The trust’s support is also open to journalists who oppose and criticize us,” he said. “The state is for everyone,” he said. Whoever criticizes the Awami League government, if he is upset, falls within our policy, this assistance is also open to him and we have implemented it. ‘ Let me know.
Regarding the medical treatment of BNP leader Khaleda Zia, Minister Hasan Mahmud said, “She was the Prime Minister of the country, a senior politician. I wish her a speedy recovery.” After defeating Corona, he recovered and returned home, this is my prayer to the great creator. ‘
At the same time, when asked by reporters about taking Khaleda Zia abroad for treatment, the Information Minister said, “Corona’s treatment is the same in all countries and our country’s treatment is much better.” So I don’t understand the idea of going abroad for corona treatment. ‘
State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murad Hasan in his speech highlighted the Awami League government’s focus on the welfare of journalists. Secretary Khwaja Mia thanked the Journalist Welfare Trust for organizing the event.