On June 27, 2015, Citizen Right’s groups demanded to reform the tax structure along with increased tobacco tax to reduce harmful consumption of tobacco and to increase tax for promoting health and wellbeing for citizens. SUPRO a right based organization along with eight anti-tobacco organizations organized a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity today. The conference Chaired by the Chairperson of SUPRO Abdul Awal and attended by the former Chairman of NBR Dr. Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Renowned Journalist Dawlot Akhter Mala, Ataur Rahman Masud, Program Officer-CTFK, Monju Rani Pramanik, the Treasurer of SUPRO and others.
Shushashoner Jonno Procharavijan (SUPRO) is a network of local NGOs and CSOs to promote right based approach and campaign for good governance and economic justice organized Citizen’s Dialogue ahead of the national budget for FY 2019-20. SUPRO organised the programme at BMA auditorium at Topkhana Road where former governor of Bangladesh Bank (BB) Dr Atiur Rahman addressed the programme as the key discussant.
‘SUPRO’ organized a National Dialogue on 23rd December, 2018 in CIRDAP auditorium on Progressive taxation to reduce inequality. Dr. Atiur Rahman, Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank was present as chief guest. Mr. SM Monjur Rashid, Policy Advocacy Campaign and Communication Manager OXFAM in Bangladesh and eminent writer & researcher of taxation Mr. Shahjahan Siddiqui were present as special guests. In this event members and representatives of different civil society organizations, donors & development organizations, SUPRO national committee members, District committee members, representatives of different anti-tobacco alliances and journalists & media personalities were present at the occasion.