To achieve high, a nation must aim high.
The Honourable Finance Minister has backed down on his decision to reduce VAT.
The year 2012 has just passed by but we will not look upon it with fondness. Our achievements and good moments are overwhelmed by the tragedies and agonies in our public life.
How much is a life worth? Not much, if you happen to be in a developing over-populated region, where high unemployment pushes citizens, specially the unskilled and lowly skilled, to accept any jobs ignoring the perils embodied in these jobs.
Now that the Padma bridge has returned, one also hopes that the lessons will be learnt as well. We were not sure what led to the World Bank rethink but it did and we are all happy.
“They suddenly raised the issue. I asked them myself give me proof and they could not give any substantial proof”. That was the response of the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina to the reporter from BBC programme “HARDtalk” during an interview on Monday, July 30, 2012.