Update February 8, 2015

Dhaka 9-29 am, 01-March, 2021

Business people protest to save the countries economy

Sumel Sarker

Business people sang the national anthem

Business people with Bangladesh national flags in hand sang the national anthem

08 February, Nirapad News : Thousands of business people across the country came down on the streets and staged peaceful demonstrations with national flags in hand seeking an immediate end to destructive political programs and thus restoring a business-friendly environment in the country. The business people in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country shut down their business offices and started coming out together in front of their respective business houses at least an hour before the scheduled programme of the 15-minute peaceful demonstration. The programme started with playing and singing of the national anthem together across the country.

Addressing a symbolic demonstration held across Bangladesh including the capital, FBCCI President Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed said: ‘So far the country has witnessed a loss of at least Tk 750 billion due to the nonstop agitation programs by the opposition parties. More losses have been incurred but they cannot be specified,’ he said adding that it has become an imperative for the parties concerned to come out of the stand-off and find a peaceful solution to the crisis in order to stem the colossal damages being inflicted on the country’s businesses and keep the wheel of the economy going. He made the clarion call while addressing the 15-minute symbolic demonstration in the city on Sunday held as part of demonstration by the business people across the country. Hundreds of business people all over Bangladesh came out on the streets to protest against the ongoing indefinite blockade and hartals. Demanding that a law be made to ban Hartal and blockade which often turn violent, the business leaders mentioned that the current strikes and blockade that have turned violent, has cost the economy billions of Taka in losses and the finance minister feared Bangladesh would miss its growth target due to the adverse impact of this agitation.

Business people have called upon both the government and the opposition parties to find a peaceful way out of the current standoff to save the country’s economy.

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