Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – Gonoforum on Sunday demanded the formation of a probe body, comprising experts, to look into the plundering of government allocation for gas and power sector.
Gonoforum senior leaders at a meeting at its Arambagh central office also said people are going through immense sufferings due to gas tariff hike and intolerable prices of daily essentials.
The party leaders said it is illogical to hike the gas tariff at a time when the prices of oil and gas are falling across the globe. “The gas price has been raised only to protect the interests of some businessmen, ignoring people’s interests.”
They demanded the government immediately annul its gas-price hike decision. “The main reason behind the gas-price increase is corruption.
Gonoforum executive presidents Prof Abu Sayeed, Subrata Chowdhury, presidium members Jaglul Haider Afrik and advocate Mohsin Rashid, among others, addressed the meeting.