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Hasan questions CPD study without reflecting govt aid over COVID-19

Published on: 12:09 pm - Tuesday | April 14, 2020


Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Tuesday questioned a recent Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) study as the findings of the research did not reflect the government assistance that covered more than one third population of the country amid nationwide shutdown due to COVID-19.

“It is astonishing that the government assistance currently covering more than one third population of the country was not reflected in the CPD’s recent study on government’s steps to contain COVID-19,” he said.

Hasan, also ruling Awami League’s joint general secretary, came up with the remarks while replying to a question from journalists about the CPD’s study finding that stated there was ‘no incentives for the marginalized people’ amid the nationwide shutdown.

The information minister was talking with the newsmen on the country’s contemporary issues at the AL president’s political office at Dhanmondi in the city this evening, said a press release.