No quota, no discussion, says PM


PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says no quota will exist in government jobs anymore.
“So, there’s no need to discuss it,” said the prime minister on Wednesday responding to a question at a media briefing in Dhaka on the outcomes of her just-concluded visits to Saudi Arabia, the UK and Australia.
Earlier, the public administration had said it was waiting for Hasina’s order to start the process of amending the existing quota system. The quota protesters continued to urge the government to issue a gazette notification for the amendment.
On Apr 27, following a meeting with the protesters, Awami League Joint General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanok assured that the steps will be taken shorty after Hasina returns from abroad.
At the briefing, Hasina also asked law-enforcement agencies to hunt for those who are behind the quota protests.
During the UK visit, Hasina highlighted climate change in the Commonwealth Summit and Bangladesh initiatives to tackle its effects on the country.
The prime minister invited foreign entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh taking advantage of various facilities offered by the country.
During the tour, the prime minister has also put emphasis on resolving the Rohingya crisis and keeping up pressure on Myanmar to implement the Kofi Annan Commission report on the Issue.
“We consider this visit a diplomatic success,” Hasina said at the briefing.
Hasina met some heads of government, including her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, and discussed the issues of bilateral interest on the sideliners of the London summit.
On Apr 30, the prime minister returned home from Sydney, wrapping up her three-day visit to Australia to attend the Global Summit on Women and receive the Global Women’s Leadership Award.
On Apr 23, she returned home after an eight-day trip to Saudi Arabia and the UK after attending a joint military exercise and the Commonwealth Summit respectively.