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Corruption has engulfed the middle class: Shaukat Mahmood

Interviewed by Lipi Parvin

Written by Sabah Mannan
While talking about the present situation of Bangladesh, Shaukat Mahmood; Editor of Economic Times, Publisher and eminent Journalist said that corruption has completely blinded the middle class who played a vital role in preserving values and righteousness of the country. Lately, as corruption has rocketed, the society has become enslaved to it. In the past, the amount of respect and dignity a middle class doctor or teacher received from the people has a contrary reflection in the present and it is solely because of their wrongdoings to achieve wealth and nobility in the society. The country’s educational system is weakening everyday due to apathy of teachers towards teaching students and heedfulness about earning additional income. Doctors too, are no different than this. The fascination of living in posh apartments and driving luxurious cars has pushed doctors to propel patients in undergoing wrongful treatments. It is not only a common scenario to see corruption taking a toll on doctors and teachers but also in the general middle class. Shaukat Mahmood believes that irregularities in the country’s regime are one of the biggest reasons for the prevailing corruption. He thinks that if the Government only cares about making profits and does not show interest in its people then it will have a negative impact on the society. Shaukat Mahmood also concluded that the people are moving away from the roots of Bengali culture.

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