PM slams CJ for comparing with Pakistan

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 21 Aug 2017, 19:45:16
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PM slams CJ for comparing with Pakistan

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came down heavily on Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha for comparing Bangladesh with Pakistan.

“This is very much disgraceful that Bangladesh was compared with Pakistan (in the judgment), this is not tolerable at all,” she said on Monday.

The Prime Minister was speaking at a rally after placing wreaths at a makeshift memorial of the martyrs of the gruesome grenade attack on August 21, 2004 on Bangabandhu Avenue at Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh (KIB), reports UNB.

She said, “We can tolerate anything, but not comparing [Bangladesh] with Pakistan? This is not tolerable at all.”

“Why Bangladesh will be compared with Pakistan? Why comparison will be done with Pakistani Prime Minister. And there’ll be no use by giving me such a threat,” she said without mentioning the Chief Justice’s name.

While hearing the Masdar Hossain case, the Chief Justice on Sunday said the judiciary is having enough patience.  Referring to the removal of Pakistan’s Prime Minister (Nawaz Sharif) by the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice said, “Pakistan Supreme Court has…the prime minister. We have been patient, we are having patience. We’re only saying we need to be more mature.”

The Prime Minister said this cannot be accepted that a court of Pakistan removed their Prime Minister through a verdict and that will be used as a threat in Bangladesh.   

She said people are the strongest power in Bangladesh and people’s power has been established in the sacred Constitution saying ‘People are the source of all power’.

“People’s court is the biggest court; no one can ignore people’s court… I’m lodging my complaint with this court… I want justice from the court of people,” Sheikh Hasina said.
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