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Fakhruddin Firm on Free & Fair Upcoming Election in Bangladesh 


Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed, the Chief Advisor of the military backed caretaker government in Bangladesh said that he is very much confident that a free and fair national election will be held in Bangladesh in December this year.

He said that the preparation for the elections is near complete. He said that a major achievement in this regard has been photo ID cards for the voters. He mentioned about the finalization of different law and regulations concerning the election. When questioned about the lifting of emergency, the head of Bangladesh government reiterated his position that in places where emergency regulations would prove to be an hindrance to election, they would be relaxed immediately. He reminded that during the city corporation elections in July the emergency rules were relaxed and it posed no problem for election.

Dr Ahmed, said that in the present world food security, climate changes and poverty alleviations are inter-related. He spoke on these issues not only in the United Nations General Assembly but also in a special meeting of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

In that meeting he said that the two floods and sidr in Bangladesh have indicated that Bangladesh is adversely affected by climate change. This also resulted in major food shortage. He also mentioned in the meeting the steps that were taken to overcome the problems but he found that international price of fertilizer was very high. He sought international assistance. In another meeting he also spoke on malaria eradication.

In his meeting with the Secretary General of the United nations they discussed on Bangladeshi Peacekeepers and climate change. Ban ki Moon is scheduled to visit Bangladesh on November 1.

Besides in a bilateral meeting with the Kuwaiti Prime Minister Dr Ahmed raised the issue of Bangladeshi workers in Kuwait , the issue of their minimum and timely wages came up in the discussion. He also sought assistance from Kuwait Fund for the Padma Bridge.

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