Fi­nanc­ing Ques­tions

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

The gov­ern­ment of Bangladesh will in­ves­ti­gate how Is­lamic banks, in­clud­ing the Is­lami Bank of Bangladesh, and other fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions have spent their prof­its till date to check the fi­nanc­ing of mil­i­tancy in the coun­try. State Min­is­ter for Home Af­fairs Asaduz­za­man Khan in­formed the me­dia that in­tel­li­gence per­son­nel have been in­structed to check whether there are any in­con­sis­ten­cies in the fi­nan­cial state­ments of th­ese in­sti­tu­tions.

A na­tional com­mit­tee has been tasked with launch­ing a cam­paign against mil­i­tancy. The cam­paign will seek help from em­i­nent me­dia per­son­al­i­ties. The gov­ern­ment of Bangladesh has also de­cided to in­ten­sify the mon­i­tor­ing of so­cial me­dia web­sites like Face­book.

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