TIB ready to face JS positively

Iftekharuzzaman, executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh, speaks at a seminar at Cirdap auditorium in the capital on Tuesday.

A day after a blistering attack by the Speaker and some lawmakers over a TIB survey on MPs, Iftekharuzzaman, executive director of the graft watchdog, on Tuesday said if the parliament summons, TIB would respond positively.

“If the Jatiya Sangsad summons, we would like to go to the parliament responding positively,” the executive director of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) said.

The TIB report released on October 14 said 97 percent of the 149 sitting MPs surveyed were involved in “negative activities” while 70 percent of them were engaged in “criminal activities.

“According to the Constitution of Bangladesh, we have the right to criticise,” Iftekhar said while talking to journalists at the Cirdap auditorium in the capital.

Iftekhar said, “Natural disasters cannot be stopped by destroying the weather forecasting equipment. Similarly, corruption will not end in Bangladesh if the TIB stops functioning.”

Source: The Daily Star

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