Planning Minister MA Mannan said that the new poor created in the country owing to pandemic is temporary and it is possible to eradicate such poverty in a speedy manner through timely implementation of the government programmes and collecting more revenues.
“The new poor, created in the country due to COVID-19 pandemic, is temporary,” he said.
The Planning Minister was addressing a virtual discussion on the proposed budget for FY22 organized jointly by the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and the Policy Research Institute (PRI) on Monday.
Moderated by MCCI President Barrister Nihad Kabir, Parliamentary Standing Committee Chairman on Ministry of Finance AH Mahmood Ali, Parliamentary Standing Committee Chairman on Public Accounts Waseqa Ayesha Khan, Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh, PRI Chairman Dr Zaidi Sattar, Executive Director of PRI Dr Ahsan H Mansur, MCCI vice president Anis A Khan spoke, among others, at the programme.
Research Director of PRI Dr MA Razzaque and MCCI tariff and taxation sub-committee chairman Adib H Khan made two separate presentations.