'Govt making all efforts to execute CHT Peace Accord'
Tribune Online Report

People living in the CHT are the citizens of our country, says PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government is making all the efforts required for execution of the CHT Peace Accord.

The premier made the statement while addressing the officials of the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs at the Secretariat on Thursday, BSS reported.

She also assured the people of the hill districts that the government would take every step necessary for ensuring the rights of the hilly people on their lands.

She said: "People living in the CHT are the citizens of our country, so they must enjoy their rights on land just like other citizens. We have to ensure it and I hope that the CHT ministry will take the proper steps in this regard."

Terming the dispute on ownership of land as the root cause of the CHT problem, the prime minister said the government has taken initiative for resolving the problem.

"The new chairman of the CHT land commission has already been appointed and the full commission will be constituted very soon," she said hoping that everybody would extend their support to resolve the problem.

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