Wednesday, 06 October 2010
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industries Ministry Tofail Ahmed yesterday said Parliament is the sole authority to amend the Constitution. However, not undermining the institution of judiciary, he added that one was bound to abide by the orders of the court.
“We are bound to comply with the judgment of the court…,” the Awami League legislator said in a media briefing at the media centre of Jatiya Sangsad and added, “But other issues out of the court’s verdict will be decided by Parliament.”
In response to another query regarding selection of primary teachers, he said, “Many ruling party members were not satisfied with the recruitment of primary teachers. It means the recruitment process was transparent.”
Tofail Ahmed, who is also the presidium member of the Bangladesh Awami League, said the gas supply had been resumed to the four fertiliser units but the production had not reached the expected level.
“There are some problems in these old factories. That’s why, we have to purchase 16.5 lakh metric tonnes of urea, while the total demand is 28 lakh metric tonnes,” he said after the 13th meeting of the standing committee.
Asked about the goings-on at the meeting, he said, “We mostly discussed about the Shahjalal Fertiliser Factory proposed to be constructed in Sylhet.”