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PM: Attempts on to spread propaganda against govt

Cox Gazette | Online Desk February 2, 2021, 04:23 PM PM: Attempts on to spread propaganda against govt

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said attempts are on to spread propaganda against the government at home and abroad.

Nonetheless, Bangladesh is marching forward and will do so braving all adversaries, the premier told the parliament on Tuesday. 

The comments of the prime minister came hours after Bangladesh dismissed a report titled "All the Prime Minister's Men" by Al Jazeera news Channel, terming it as "false and defamatory" and a desperate "smear campaign" instigated by extremists and their allies, working in London and elsewhere.

"The report is nothing more than a misleading series of innuendos and insinuations in what is apparently a politically motivated 'smear campaign' by notorious individuals associated with the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami extremist group, which has been opposing the progressive and secular principles of the People's Republic of Bangladesh since its very birth as an independent nation in 1971," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Monday night.

Dhaka also regretted that Al Jazeera has allowed itself to become an instrument for their malicious political designs aimed at destabilizing the secular democratic government of Bangladesh with a proven track record of extraordinary socio-economic development and progress.

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