Shamima Akter: Father of the Nation Banagabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave freedom to the nation and her daughter, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina drives the economy of the country, eminent business leader Abdul Matlub Ahmad said.
During an exclusive interview with News Now Bangla, Nitol-Niloy Group Chairman Matlub Ahmad, also former president of FBCCI, shared insightful thoughts on occasion of historic March 7.
Matlub Ahmad mentioned the March 7 as not just a call for political liberation of Bengalis but also a call for liberation from all forms of exploitation and deprivation as well as economic liberation.
“If the country was not independent today, the business we are doing today would not have been possible. Bangabandhu has given us freedom and the country is moving towards economic development with the help of his worthy daughter Sheikh Hasina,” he said.
He further said that Bangabandhu wanted to build a golden Bengal. Bangabandhu’s dream of building a golden Bengal is being realised by his worthy daughter Sheikh Hasina.
Matlub is now leading the India Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) as president of the cross-border trade body.
“If the country was not independent, we could have become a CSP officer in Pakistan. The big business establishments, the banking system were all in the hands of West Pakistanis. None of us could be anything,”
Comparing the present economies of Bangladesh and Pakistan, seasoned businessman Matlub Ahmad said Bangladesh is moving ahead with its economic targets, from least developed country to developing country, and Pakistan is lagging behind us in many aspects including social indicators and economic indicators.
He said Bangladesh has not deviated from its target even in the global corona epidemic. Due to the leadership and foresight of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the worthy daughter of Bangabandhu, Bangladesh has succeeded in tackling the corona epidemic.
“At the same time, Bangladesh is ahead of many countries in receiving vaccines. Many countries in the world have not yet received the vaccine. Bangladesh has also set an example of good management in giving corona vaccine to the people. In today’s world, Bangladesh is exemplary in many ways,” Matlub said.
Expressing gratiture to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Matlub urged all to celebrate the duo occasion of Silver Jubilee of Independence and birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to unit the nation again in spirit of liberation war.