30 May 2024, Thu, 2:53

Central Majlish-e-Shura calls to resist conspiracies of destroying national economy

A meeting of the central Majlish-e-Shura of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami was held with party’s Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman in the chair. The meeting expressed deep concern over the existing critical financial condition of the country and adopted the following resolution in this regard.

“The economy is at the verge of destruction because of the unlimited corruption of the government, massive looting and the continuation of the mega project on the basis of foreign loans with high interest. The countrymen are extremely worried about the economic situation of the country.

The government has no control over the national economy. Inflation is on the rise alarmingly. The reserve has come down to 13 billion dollars. Exports have been reduced significantly. Foreign remittance has decreased and the price of gold is being increased. Financial crimes like corruption, bribery, money laundering and embezzlement have increased rapidly. Prices of dollar have also increased. In the open market, per dollar is being sold at 130 taka. Banks are also in want of money. The government is taking loans from banks and just surviving somehow.

The Awami League candidates who had taken part in the 7th January election and who are participating the ongoing Upazila election, they have submitted their wealth statement. It demonstrates that on average, each of these candidate’s wealth have increased from 100 to thousand times. These scenario shows that, national economy is struggling because of the looting and corruption of the government and the ruling party leaders. The government is overburdened by loans. Each of the new born baby born with o.1-million-taka loan on its shoulder. The government is taking loans from domestic sources and pays back to foreign aid organizations. The people think, the government will not be able to pay back the loans that it took from different banks.

Banking sector are experiencing terrible condition. According to the statistics of Bangladesh Bank, in comparison to last January, bank transaction of more than one lakh and 11 thousand crore take has lessened in February. Import, export and remittance have been reduced significantly. In last January, remittance of 11 thousand crore taka came into the country. But in February it was just around 9 thousand crore taka. A daily newspaper revealed that, in 2023, 70 percent of investment allocated for Bangladesh have shifted to India.

Central Majlish-e-Shura is of the views that the national economy is going to be collapsed due to the looting and incompetencies of the government and the government officers.

Finally, central Majlish-e-Shura calls to form united resistance against the conspiracy of destroying national economy by the means of looting, money embezzlement, money laundering and other financial offences immediately.”