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PM for continuing quota system in govt. jobs

Staff Correspondent।। dhakapress24.com

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the existing quota system in  government jobs for freedom fighters, their children and grandchildren  would continue to honour those fought for the country's independence.

 "We are giving special honour to the freedom fighters as we got the  independence for their sacrifice . . . it should not be forgotten. They  must be honoured," she said while addressing a huge public rally in  Patiya on the outskirts of the port city this afternoon.


  The premier said the government made arrangements of quota in the  government jobs for the freedom fighters' children and grandchildren and  "if the quota is not fulfilled, others can be given jobs by relaxing  it".


  Her comments came as a section of students is waging demonstration in  the country, particularly in the capital for abolishing quota system in  the government jobs.


  The premier said had the country not been independent, the opportunity  of the jobs would have not been created, development would not take  place and none could go in higher position.


  "We must not forget it," she said.


  Awami League units of the Chittagong city and north and south  districts jointly organized the rally at Patiya Government College and  Adarsha School Ground with south district unit president Moslem Uddin  Ahmed in the chair.


  AL presidium member Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, general secretary  Obaidul Quader, publicity and publication secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud,  state minister for land Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Javed, city AL's acting  president Mahtabuddin Chowdhury and lawmaker Shamsul Haque Chowdhury  spoke at the rally, among others.