CHITTAGONG, Aug 19 (BDNEWS): Politicians, eminent jurists and academics at a seminar here Saturday said that the non-party caretaker government (NCG), introduced to strengthen democracy has now become a threat to it.
"So a reform of the NCG should be carried out to make the system work for the benefit of the country as it will help smooth transition of power " they said in a seminar on " Non-Party Care-taker government: Limitations and Reforms" held at the city's Engineers Institution Saturday.
Chittagong city Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury inaugurated the seminar, organised by the Law Department of the Premier University.
Participating in the seminar, Dr Kamal Hossain said the people were the basis of all power. He emphasised proper functioning of the judiciary, the legislature and the executive. Otherwise, state machinery could not function, he said.
Barrister Tania Amir said the question of reforms of NCG arises as people have lost faith in politicians who are now busy evolving strategy over who will be the chief of the NCG.
"Even country's judiciary, the custodian of the constitution, has been politicised when the government raised the retirement age of the Supreme Court judges from 65 to 67," Tania observed.
Presenting the keynote paper, Shariar Parvez, a lecturer of the law department, said, in addition to the NCG system, the election commission should also be reformed and electoral laws should be amended.
Parvez said the present government with its two-thirds majority is in a position to amend the constitution.