Bangladesh took its first step towards a welfare state by announcing the Universal Pension Scheme last month. Our journey from a weak economy in 1972 has seen a tremendous change these days. We are moving to catch up the momentum of a strong economy. The country is extending its social safety net at a large scale. Like many first-world countries, we have made several beneficial programs for the people to live. All these are only possible for the visionary leadership of our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Her personal quality of self-determination has transformed the country’s image bright.
Unfortunately, a global campaign was designed and the world’s most enabled elites wrote an open letter urging to scrap Bangladesh’s judiciary processes against their “Good Boy Dr. Mohammad Yunus” who was accused of withholding profits from his employees and consequently, facing the legal battle with them. But we are observing orchestrated pressure on the Prime Minister over issues that even she has no constitutional right to interfere. The international community should instead adhere to the Prime Minister’s call and send an international team to investigate how Dr. Yunus has misappropriated their taxpayers’ money.
The whole pressure game seems to be leading towards a strategy or policy of regime change. Their attitude yields a clear note that in any volatile situation, no one can stop the rise of extremist elements like Jamaat-e-Islami and some other Ultra Islamist forces. If it happens, then the whole South Asian Region will face massive security stress combating them.SHEIKH MOHAMMAD FAUZUL MUBIN