Tofail for summoning TIB to parliament
10 November 2015, Nirapad News: Commerce Minister and veteran Awami League leader Tofail Ahmed has said Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) must be summoned to the Parliament to explain its comments.
Ahmed said TIB Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman has undermined the dignity of Parliament by calling it a ‘puppet show stage’.
“His remarks are demeaning and severely undermine the prestige of the Parliament. He must be called to explain,” Tofail Ahmed said.
Some Opposition MPs also joined Tofail Ahmed in attacking the corruption watchdog.
But TIB Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman is satisfied that the TIB report has been discussed in Parliament.
“That indicates the importance of our report. I hope the Parliament will take our recommendations seriously,” he said, adding, “we are prepared to cooperate with the Parliament in all possible ways.”