Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said, government put all out efforts to institutionalize democracy in all spheres as the country transits from the backlog of autocratic rule towards illuminated democracy.
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 today.
Information Minister described the success of the people in becoming food sufficient in last five years. 3 million female workers in the readymade garments sector are a glaring example of women empowerment, said Inu.
About the Broadcast Policy 2014, Information minister told 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. Minister 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.