PM against illegal VoIP business

January 17th, 2010

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday directed the authorities concerned to immediately stop illegal use of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP).

“I sometimes got mobile phone calls¬†from the country’s different cell numbers but after receiving I see them overseas calls. All these are happening due to illegal VoIP which should be stopped,” said Hasina at a regular cabinet meeting as quoted by a meeting source.

The source said Hasina became unhappy with the continuing illegal VoIP business and asked Post and Telecommunications Minister Raziuddin Ahmed Raju to stop it immediately.

The ministers at the meeting congratulated the prime minister for her ‘successful’ India tour saying people would be benefited greatly from the agreements signed between Bangladesh and India.

They told Hasina that Bangladesh should always maintain good relations with India for its own interests and she has played a vital role in this regard.

In response, the premier said she is happy with the outcome of her India tour. Hasina also briefed the cabinet members on her India visit.

The cabinet sent back to the authorities concerned three proposals for raising remuneration and benefits for the president, the prime minister, ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers.

It also changed the Bangla name of the fisheries and livestock ministry to “Matsya and Pranisampad Montronalay” from “Matsya and Pashusampad Montronalay”.

The cabinet decided to send medical teams to earthquake-ravaged Haiti and adopted a condolence motion mourning the loss of life in the devastating earthquake.

Meanwhile, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal leader Mainuddin Khan Badal on a point of order in parliament said Bangladesh should stand by the Haitians at this crucial moment.

In response, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury said the prime minister at the cabinet meeting condoled the loss of life in the earthquake and asked the foreign ministry to take necessary steps to send aid to Haiti.

Both the premier and Foreign Minister Dipu Moni in separate messages expressed deep shock at the devastation caused by the catastrophic earthquake.

The meeting approved the proposal to bring Gopalganj under the National Service.

Youths having secondary and higher-secondary certificates will be provided with temporary employment under this safety net scheme.

The cabinet also approved the extension of retirement age of freedom fighters in public service, Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad told journalists after the meeting.

He said the extension would be considered effective from December 13, 2009.

The government on October 19 extended the service age of the freedom-fighter officials and employees from 57 to 59 years.

The cabinet approved formulation of new guideline for Internet gateway, Internet gateway Exchange and Internet Gateway Service to make the ICT rules more effective and asked the authorities concerned to formulate a new law.

The cabinet also approved the draft of Bangladesh Tourism Board Bill 2009.

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