President Abdul Hamid on Thursday asked Bangladesh Competition Commission to protect the e-commerce customers from fraudulence.
The President made the call when a delegation of the commission led by Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi presented the annual report of the commission for FY2020-2021 to the President at Bangabhaban.
He said the commission will have to find effective ways to curb fraudulence with consumers in the growing digital business in the country.
Deputy Press Secretary to the President Munshi Jalal Uddin told UNB that Chairman of the Commission Mofizul Islam briefed the President about its activities.
Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh and member of the commission GM Saleh Uddin, AFM Manzoor Qadir, and Nasrin Begum were present during meeting.
Terming e-commerce as a promising sector, the President said everyone should be careful so that this sector does not stumble at the beginning due to some dishonest traders.
He called upon the authorities concerned to crack down on those who work against the interests of the customers.
The President said that the Competition Commission should take steps so the consumers get quality products at reasonable prices as well as protect the interests of traders.