|Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing parliament on Wednesday|
Sangsad Bhaban: Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday warned that proper action must be taken against those who plundered public property.
She accused again the BNP of committing unbridled corruption and siphoning off money abroad during its regime.
The premier's comments came as Jatiya Party lawmaker Fakhrul Imam raised a supplementary during her question answer session on the Global Intelligence report which mentioned the corruption and money laundering committed by Khaleda Zia and her family members.
She told the House: “Proper action must be taken against those who looted public property. We've already taken measures to bring back the money laundered by Khaleda Zia and her family members.”
Sheikh Hasina added: "We could not say everything in the interest of conducting investigation into the matter."
She extended her sincere thanks to the opposition lawmaker for projecting the graft and money laundering by the BNP chairperson and her family members.
The Leader of the House said there are many people in the country who will shed crocodile’s tears if the government raises this allegation. “They will say that we do it out of vengeance.”
Sheikh Hasina said: “As the allegation was raised by the opposition, we hope that the people will realize that how the BNP looted the public property and as a result, Bangladesh became champion in graft for five consecutive years.”
The premier said the BNP government couldn't make any development of the country. “Rather the country witnessed socioeconomic deterioration during their five-year rule,” she added.
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