On the second day of the Bangladesh Development Forum meeting on Sunday, development partners said the government is more responsible than any other institution for improving law and order, stopping political killings or journalist repression and bringing the opposition back to parliament.
At a session on Promoting Good Governance and Human Security, they expressed deep concern at corruption and weak governance.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Moudud Ahmed presented the keynote speech at the session chaired by Finance Minister Saifur Rahman.
Corruption and law and order downslide took centre stage in the discussion. The donors asked for a deadline from the government for completion of reform it pledged, and observed that most pledges were not implemented and implementation of some pledges was slow.