DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Friday reiterated that the incumbent government is committed to implement Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) peace accord.
The premier, also ruling Awami League president, said the government is working relentlessly to execute the treaty.
The prime minister came up with the assertion while inaugurating a two-day workshop for the headmen of Rangamati through videoconferencing at her official residence Gano Bhaban in the city.
Hasina said, “The previous Awami League government signed the landmark peace accord on December 2 in 1997 to restore peace in the CHT region by ending long-standing unrest.”
She also told her audience that many pledges of the agreement, including withdrawal of the army camps, rehabilitation of the refugees who took shelter in India and providing jobs to the rebels.
The premier also alleged that execution of the CHT peace agreement suffered a set back as the then BNP-Jamaat alliance government did not take any initiatives for its implementation.
Sheikh Hasina said the incumbent government has also reorganized the Land Commission headed by a judge of the Supreme Court to resolve the long-standing land dispute in the region.
In this connection, she sought cooperation of all by giving suggestion and advices and said land will be handed over to those who are the real owners of the land, adding that the rights of the hill people would preserved in this regard.
BDST: 1625 HRS, JUL 06, 2012
Edited by:M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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