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WB’s decision on Padma Bridge following govt’s corruption may negatively affect economy in long term, Jamaat apprehends
Sunday, 01 July 2012
The World Bank’s decision canalling its fund for Padma Bridge following the government’s corruption may have a long term negative effect on the country’s economy, Jamaat-e-Islami acting secretary general Dr Shafiqur Rahman has apprehended.

Such a corruption allegation stained the nation’s image, he said in a statement on June 30, adding that construction work of the much-awaited bridge became uncertain following the WB’s decision.
The government should investigate into the corruption allegation properly, take appropriate actions against the guilty persons and unveil the real truths before the nation, he said.

At the same time, the Jamaat leaders urged the country people to be united to protect the nation from the government’s corruption, plundering and different other irregularities.

After the government assumed the office, plundering and corruption spread out in all sectors in a large scale. In continuation of the corruption, the government got involved in corruption before the construction work of the bridge starts.

WB long ago raised its allegations before the government in this connection but the government didn’t head to it, Dr Rahman said.

At last, WB declared to cancel its fund proposed for the Padma Bridge. The government should have taken proper action against the concerned persons after investigation, but the government always tried to make a futile attempt at concealing a serious allegation.