The health minister, Mohammad Nasim, said on Wednesday that no election would be held in the country before the incumbent Awami League-led government exhausts its tenure.
Stating that the country is progressing well under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, the health minister said, no election at this point is warranted.
‘Election must be held. That would take place in 2019,’ Nasim said.
He was addressing as chief guest a programme on the 4th death anniversary of freedom fighter and former Sylhet district AL secretary, Iftekhar Hossain Shamim, at Sylhet District Council auditorium on Wednesday .
Terming Sheikh Hasina as a successful PM, Nasim said she is taking forward the nation even ignoring the risk of her life.
But, alleged the health minister, Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islami want to unleash chaos in the country.
He claimed that nothing could interrupt the trial of the war crimes perpetrators and that there would be no room for the war criminals in Bangladesh.
‘All of them who committed crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s War of Independence, must face justice,’ he said.
The AL city unit president Badar Uddin Ahmad Kamran chaired the programme that was addressed, among others, by Bangladesh’s former high commissioner to the United Nations, AKM Momen, AL central organising secretary, Misbah Uddin Siraj, the party’s former district president, ANM Shafiqul Haque and district general secretary, Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhury.