HASINA ASKS POLICE TO ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY AT ANY COST
Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the law enforcement agencies to ensure public safety as a non-stop transport blockade has been taking heavy toll on economy beside deaths of more than 35 people in violence in the last 24 days.
She also called the officers to take actions anything they deem fit for to maintain order.
The Prime Minister’s nod came amid an indefinite blockade of road, railways and waterways called by Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia as she demand an early election under a non-party caretaker administration. Khaleda boycotted the 20014 election.
Hasina while addressing the senior police officers at her office on the occasion of Police Week 2015 said that the BNP has no sympathy for the people. “They have no compassion for the country,” she said referring to the acts of sabotages, throwing of firebombs on running buses and killing of civilians.
“We have created the country. So we have sympathy and responsibility to build the country with the spirit of the War of Liberation for which millions of people sacrificed their lives,” prime minister told the officers.
She listed the developments during her tenure between 2008 and 20014 and the following year saying that she has a vision to develop the country in a particular time. But, on the other hand, the BNP and its allies want to destroy it.
“We want to build a self reliant Bangladesh while they (BNP) want to make it a nation to be begging,” Hasina said urging the law enforcement to deal “terrorism and militancy” being carried out by BNP and its ally Jamaat in an iron hand.
“My only expectation to you is improvement of the law and order so that we can move forward the country’s economy,” she told the gathering adding that she had given the liberty to the police officers to take any actions whenever and whatever is necessary.
State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan, Senior Secretary of the Home Dr M Mozammel Haq Khan and Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Haque also spoke on the occasion. DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia, DIG of Chittagong Range Shahidul Islam and Police Super of Dhaka Habibur Rahman also spoke on the occasion focusing on various demands of the police department.
JANUARY 28, 2015