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Khaleda analog leader, Hasina digital PM: Inu

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Staff Reporter
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday described BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia as an analog leader of militants while Sheikh Hasina as the digital Prime Minister.
He made the remarks while addressing the ‘Best Portal Award’ giving ceremony arranged by Access to Information (A2I) Program of the Prime Minister’s Office at BIAM auditorium in the city yesterday.
A2I program awarded 34 national web portals at union, upazila, district and division levels on the basis of construction, regular updating and enriching of websites.
Observing that the prevention of militancy is a must to secure democracy in the country, Inu said the proper use of Information and Communication Technology can help in this regard.
He also said the advancement of ICT can help the government fight against poverty, environment disaster and gender discrimination.
The minister said militancy should be uprooted to protect democracy while falsehood and half truth be rooted out to save media.
He also underscored the need for formulating a comprehensive cyber crime law to secure the country’s cyber space from increasing cyber crimes.
Inu, however, expressed his conviction that the government will face a barrage of criticism as it came under fire over the National Broadcast Policy if it takes the decision to make the new law.
He also emphasized spreading ICT knowledge among the businessmen and politicians, saying there are not well aware in this regard.
The minister also expressed his doubt about the proper use of laptops given to all the members of parliament.
State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, principle secretary to the Prime Minister Abdus Sobhan Sikder, A2I Program project director Kabir Bin Anwar and UNDP assistant country director to Bangladesh KAM Morshed also spoke at the program.