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Provide more effort to prevent extortion and price manipulation : PM

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ফেব্রুয়ারি ৬, ২০২৪ ১২:২০ পূর্বাহ্ণ
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed the authorities concerned to enhance vigilance in a bid to control the prices of essential commodities and extortion across the country.

The prime minister issued this directive while presiding over the cabinet meeting held at her office in Dhaka on Monday, acknowledging the burden on the people due to the exorbitant price hikes of all commodity items.

During the meeting, Sheikh Hasina also asked the secretaries to fulfill their respective responsibilities with self-confidence, self-dignity and determination to ensure the betterment of the country.

“Many officials within the government think that only the Anti-Corruption Commission is responsible for eliminating corruption from the country but don’t think like this. Secretaries of all ministries and departments will have to work together to this end,” she said.

While addressing a press conference at the secretariat, Cabinet Secretary Mahbub Hossain said that all secretaries and officials equivalent to the rank of secretary were present during today’s meeting.

“The secretary meeting with the prime minister is not held based on any specific issue. We wanted to hear from the premier about her instructions to us during the meeting, Hossain said.

The prime minister also reiterated her zero-tolerance policy against corruption, asking all secretaries to beef up vigilance at all strategic service points to curb the corruption, he said.