Tofail says the budget will help the poor also

Published: June 09, 2018 18:12:44

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Saturday said the proposed budget will benefit everyone, rich and poor.

Tofail said it while speaking as the chief guest of a zakat distribution ceremony in Sadar upazila's Charsamia union, reports UNB.

The minister said that investment and export will increase. Moreover significant improvement in the country's communications system will be made, and power sector will generate 20,000 MW electricity by December.

The minister refuted BNP leader Barrister Moudud Ahmed's recent statement about the proposed national budget placed in the parliament on June 7, saying that he (Moudud) did not go through the budget properly.

"This budget was made with poverty alleviation and social security in mind," Tofail mentioned, "the poverty level during BNP's tenure was 46 per cent while during the current government's rule, it had come down to 22 per cent.

The BNP leader had cited the budget as a "big blue balloon which is empty", it will not help ensure people's welfare as it was made only considering the next general election.

Tofail observed that as the budget will act as a breakthrough to realise the country's seventh Five Year Plan, which will help establish Bangabandhu's Sonar Bangla.

During the programme, Chairman of Bhola Zila Parishad Abdul Momin Tulu, Sadar Upazila Chairman Mosharraf Hossain, Vice Chairman Md Yunus and others were also present during the occasion.

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