Friday, 1 July, 2022

Remain focused on checking militancy-terrorism, drug abuse: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the members of Bangladesh Police to give a special focus on containing firearms, drug abuse, militancy and terrorism and serve the people in such a way so that they can consider the law enforcers as the last resort of protecting their lives.  

“I think it is required to stay alert all the time. A special attention should be given to ensure that the incidents of firearms, drug abuse, militancy and terrorism can’t take place anymore,” she said while opening five development schemes of the Bangladesh Police.

Joining the inaugural function virtually from her official Gonobhaban residence here, the Prime Minister said her government wants peaceful environment in the country as peace is a prerequisite for economic emancipation and development.

Bangladesh Police organised the function simultaneously at the Gonobhaban, Rajarbagh Police Lines, Padma Setu North Police Station, Munshiganj, Women Police Barak end Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP), Khulna, Mymensingh Police Hospital and Police Line at Pirojpur district. 

Referring to a remark of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on police becoming a pro-people force, she said, “The police of our country have to achieve confidence of the people so they can consider them as the last resort of protecting the lives and dignity and people will get shelter to the police.”

The premier said she wants police to follow Bangabandhu’s order, adding that police would be the friend of the masses while the people will also help police in maintaining law and order.  

At the function, the Prime Minister, opened two newly constructed police stations Padma Bridge North and South Police Stations, 12 district police hospitals modernised under a project, six police women barracks and online general diary (GD) system this afternoon.  

She also handed over 120 more houses, built in second phase by the police, to the landless and homeless people in the programme.   

The Prime Minister earlier distributed over 400 houses built by the police to beneficiaries on April 10 last commemorating the Birth Centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to support the Awami League government’s move to bring all the homeless and landless under the housing scheme.

A video documentary on the five development schemes of the Bangladesh Police was screened at the function.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, MP, and Senior Secretary of Public Security Division Md Akhter Hossain spoke on the occasion while Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed gave the address of welcome.