Bangladesh has recorded 5.24 percent growth in 2020 FY amid global coronavirus pandemic, which is higher than many countries of Asia and even many developed countries in the world.
The information was revealed in a regular cabinet meeting held on Monday.
The annual report related to actions of the fiscal year 2020 ministries and divisions was discussed in today's meeting.
In the report, it was also mentioned that to tackle the economic impact of the pandemic, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced an incentive and economic stimulus package of Tk1.20 lakh crore, which is 4.33 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
Besides, per capita income of this FY also has reached $2,064 from previous $1,909.
The country has seen record remittance inflows in the current fiscal year, which is 10.87 percent higher than the previous year, according to the report presented in the cabinet meeting.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked all concerned to highlight the facts of any incident alongside protesting the spread of rumours and false propaganda in the name of freedom of speech, reports UNB.
"Spreading false propaganda is not freedom of speech…there should be immediate protests against any false propaganda….people must know the facts. Sitting silent will not help," she said.
The Prime Minister said this while speaking in the beginning of the regular weekly meeting of the cabinet at Bangladesh Secretariat. The Prime Minister chaired the meeting joining it from her official residence Ganobhaban through video conferencing.
"There might be some pain in telling the truth of any incident, but ultimately it'll surely work and that's the reality," Hasina said, adding that a vested quarter is accustomed to making ill-efforts to cause harm to people and the government of Bangladesh.
Calling upon all to remain aware about that quarter, she said concerned all need to highlight truth and facts. "A section of people is trying to spread rumours to undermine the government's image, but they can never succeed in fulfilling their ill motives."
She went on saying, "The area where there's a scope to create anarchy is freedom of speech? Nabbing those delivering speech for creating conflicts is snatching the freedom of speech? This is not correct."
She said it cannot be accepted in this era of digital media that one would write and publish whatever he or she wants in the name of freedom of speech.