Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said the country is on the right track to ease backlog of cases as government in last 10-15 years had to think about this.
“Both the divisions of the ministry have done a lot to establish rule of law and that left a positive impact too. During the Covid-19 pandemic period, we had expedited justice by establishing virtual courts fol-lowing the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. We took step to resolve problems in the jails. Many pending cases were disposed of,” he said while talking to newsmen on the first day of his office in the new tenure as law minister.
Earlier Anisul Huq exchanged greetings with secretaries, senior officials and employees of both the divi-sions of the ministry, National Human Rights Commission Bangladesh, leaders of different political par-ties, socio-cultural organizations, and distinguished personalities.
The law minister reiterated his commitment to build ‘Golden Bangla’ as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“The government is still working to bring back some fugitive killers of Bangabandhu and most of his family members. I would work to bring a positive result to this end,” he said.
While replying a question on violence during recently held national polls, Anisul Huq said there were little or no violence during the polls, adding “Little skirmishes took place like many other countries. No such thing took place, which can be deemed as violence.”
The law minister further said no leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat had to go to jail for political reasons. There were specific allegations against them and they have cases pending against them, he add-ed.