6 lakh beggars in Bangladesh, says Muhith

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Dhaka, Mar 29: There are 6 lakh beggars in the country, finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith informed on Thursday and he firmly believed if they will get chance to continue for another 5 years term , then begging will forever be rooted out of the country.He made the announcement while addressing at an award distribution ceremony at the National Theater Auditorium in the city.

The national anti-graft agency awarded the members of the best anti- corruption committees of Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions, marking the Anti- Corruption Week-2018.

Speaking as a chief guest Muhith said there are no hungry people in the country. Some people are begging as an occupation. If you want to rehabilitate them, they will back to their occupation again.”

“The government is giving enough salaries to the government employees…we have formed upazila anti-corruption committees across the country. But, our efforts for checking graft will take time to root out the corruption from the society,” he said.

He said Bangladesh has achieved a remarkable success in alleviating poverty under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Speaking on the occasion, ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood urged all the listed companies of capital market to submit their financial reports by maintaining transparency and integrity.

“There is an allegation that some companies do not submit the same financial reports to bank, income tax office and share market. If the allegation is true, we will take steps against the companies and their chartered accountant farms,” he said.