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JS body suggests smart ID cards for freedom fighters

  • Published at 06:41 pm September 8th, 2021
Bangladesh Parliament building Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban Mehedi Hasan
FILE PHOTO: A general view of of the parliament complex in Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The recommendation came from the 21st meeting of the parliamentary body, held in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Liberation War Affairs Ministry on Wednesday recommended the government to provide freedom fighters with digital certificates, smart identity cards and medals to avoid any hassle in availing their government announced facilities.

The recommendation came from the 21st meeting of the parliamentary body, held in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban with its Chairman Shajahan Khan in the chair. 

At the meeting, the committee discussed the Freedom Fighter Medal Guidelines, 2021 (Muktijoddha Padak Nitimala, 2021), the development activities of Rajdhani Supermarket, and the progress in implementation of the decisions taken by the Muktijoddha Kalyan Trust Board over the sale of fallow lands. 

The parliamentary watchdog suggested increasement in the number of medals to distribute among qualified individuals, agencies or organizations as per the Freedom Fighter Medal Guidelines, 2021, said a handout. 

It also asked for the installation of lifts or capsule lifts (elevators) in all the Muktijoddha Complexes so that the freedom fighters can easily move inside the complexes.

Committee members Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque (Gazipur-1), Rajiuddin Ahmed (Narsingdi-5), Major (retd) Rafiqul Islam (Bir Uttam), (Chandpur-5), AB Tajul Islam (Brahmanbaria-6), Kazi Firoz Rashid (Dhaka-6) and Waresat Hussain Belal (Netrakona-5) were present at the meeting.