Update December 9, 2015

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BD ahead of Pakistan in economic, social indicators

Sumel Sarker

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BD ahead of Pakistan in economic, social indicators

09 December 2015, Nirapad News: Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed here on Tuesday said Bangladesh at this moment is in ahead of Pakistan in economic and social indicators.

Maternal and child mortality rate in Bangladesh is lower than India and Pakistan now as the present government is working sincerely for the welfare of mother and children, he said addressing a convocation programme.

The convocation, titled ‘Post Graduation Programme on Pediatric Nutrition’, was organised by Nestle Nutrition Institute in collaboration with Boston University at the Le Méridien Hotel in the city.

Expressing that the countries which once called Bangladesh a bottomless basket are now considering Bangladesh a miracle, he said Bangladesh is not a bottomless basket or country of cyclone anymore, rather it is a country of endless possibilities.

Principal of Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Prof Dr Moniruzzaman Bhuiyan presided over the programme while Prime Minister’s Health and Social Welfare Adviser Prof Dr Syed Modasser Ali spoke as convocation speaker. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Pro-Vice Chanceloor Prof Sharfuddin Ahmed was also present on the occasion.

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