The respect they deserve

A nation’s progress is often judged by how it treats its most elderly citizens.

The road to Bangladesh’s progress has been long and turbulent, but there is no denying that, as it stands.

Our nation holds more promise as a burgeoning economy than it ever has in the past. 

Even though it is all but a core tenet of effective governance, the blanket wellbeing of a nation’s citizenry.

An issue that most governments around the world still, sadly, cannot ensure properly. 

The current administration has faced more than its fair share of criticism for the same reasons.

However, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent call to the authorities concerned in working out.

Universal pension scheme for those aged above 60 who have previously worked in public, private.

Most importantly, the informal sector is one of the more farsighted plans.

The administration has revealed this in a long while. 

A nation’s progress is often judged by how it treats its most elderly citizens, to that end.

A federally-funded universal pension plan for retired persons above the age of 60 would finally arm.

Our most respected with the dignity required by them to pass their twilight years.

Of course, the most important provision in this plan is the fact that it is not simply limited to those.

Who has worked in the public sector, but also the private and informal sectors.

It’s the last demographic that is the primary reason to be hopeful for this plan. 

Despite our nation’s progress, the brunt of our overall population still languishes in abject poverty.

Those working in the informal sector often find themselves in a veritable no man’s land.

So to speak — a sector fraught with equal amounts of fear, uncertainty, and even danger.

And yet people who fall in this demographic occupy an important place in our overall economy.

For the administration to finally recognize the importance of those operating in the informal sector.

While a pension plan for those who have worked long in this sector is a good start.

We hope this is only a sign of things to come in terms of offering them.

The kind of safety net they deserve.

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