Update March 31, 2020

Dhaka 11-29 pm, 24-February, 2021

Govt aid for poor inadequate: GM Quader

Mirajul Moin Joy

Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Tuesday said the government’s aid programmes for the poor and destitute badly affected by the coronavirus-induced shutdown are inadequate.

In a statement, he called upon the rich to extended their helping hands to mitigate the sufferings of the hapless people.

“The people who earn their daily bread through hard work have been hit hard by the social isolation enforced to prevent the coronavirus. The government has taken various programmes to help the extreme poor, but those are not adequate in many cases as many are being deprived of this facility,” the JaPa chief said.

“That’s why it’s now imperative to stand beside the poor who are in danger following the efforts to make Bangladesh free from coronavirus,” he observed.

Describing coronavirus as a global disaster, Quader said the humanitarian values of people must be awakened to overcome it. “The solidarity, brotherhood and compassion of people can relieve the hardship of the extreme poor.”

He called upon the wealthy people to distribute food among the hapless people maintaining personal safety and hygiene.

The Jatiya Party chairman also urged his party leaders and activists to help the poor people as per their ability.

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