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None will be spared if found involved in drug peddling: Quader

Staff Correspondent     26 May, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday warned that no kingpin or petty criminal would be spared if found to be involved in peddling drug.

“Drug abuse has spread across the country like tsunami. All-out resistance and social movement will be built alongside the efforts being made by the law enforcement agencies for uprooting the menace of drug,” he said.

Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said this while addressing at a discussion at Roopganj in Narayanganj.

Referring to longstanding Teesta issue and recent Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh, he hoped that both the problems would be resolved due to good relationship prevailing between two neighbouring countries.

“We had talks with the Indian government over the two issues for resolving them,” he said.

He hoped that Teesta agreement would expedite during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s two-day visit to India.

About traffic jam during Eid festival, Quader said the government is working hard to minimise traffic jam at a tolerable level for homebound people.

“All unfit vehicles and other three wheelers, including Nasiman and Kariman, would completely be stopped on highways during Eid holidays. Cargo and heavy vehicles except oil tankers will remain shut during the period,” he said. 

He also directed the authorities concerned to take action against VIPs if they are found to ply their vehicles on the wrong side of roads.

The minister also strongly warned against extortionists and hinted stern action against them.

“Some policemen along with political supporters are involved in extortions,” he said.