Country won’t be a playground of militants: PMNew Age Online
Mentioning that Bangladesh had been a country of militancy, terrorism and corruption under the BNP-Jamaat rule, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the soil of Bangladesh will not be allowed to become a playground of militancy and terrorism again by any means, UNB reported.
She directed all the law enforcing agencies including Bangladesh Ansar and VDP and also urged the countrymen to remain alert so that the anti-democratic and communal forces against the spirit of the Liberation War, BNP-Jamaat-Shibir and their cohorts could no longer destabilise the country.
Addressing the 34th National Rally of Ansar and VDP at the Ansar Academy here in the morning, the Prime Minister also asked the Ansar and VDP members to discharge their sacred duty with utmost courage, professional skill, neutrality, transparency and accountability.
‘While discharging your duties, please behave decently with the people and also be compassionate to the hapless section of society, especially women, children and the elderly,’ she told the Ansar & VDP members.
Sheikh Hasina expressed her optimism that the Ansar & VDP members would work more devotedly to ensure welfare of the country and its people.
‘Let’s all work to place our motherland in the world arena in a more dignified position,’ she said.
Mentioning that the country’s people have elected her party to run the government for the third time, the PM said that her government is committed to maintaining the continuity of development for the sake of the country and ensuring welfare of its people.
‘We’re pledge-bound to uphold the spirit of the War of Liberation, the rule of law and justice,’ she added.
Listing various violent and destructive acts unleashed by what she said militant and terrorist outfits of BNP-Jamaat, the prime minister said they carried out unprecedented attacks on individuals and destroyed properties the public and private organizations in the name of movement.
‘Train and railway tracks were made their vicious target,’ she said, adding that Ansar and VDP played a significant role in resisting acts of sabotage against railway.
Describing various steps taken by her government for the welfare of Ansar and VDP, the Prime Minister said that whenever Awami League formed government, it worked for the welfare of this force.
Referring to the formation of new Ansar battalion, Sheikh Hasina said all members of the battalion have been given 7.62 cm automatic rifles and hoped that they would now be able to play their desired role keeping pace with the other forces.
Steps would be taken to further strengthen the command structure of the Ansar-VDP, she added.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated an Officers Mess, a multipurpose training shade, and a swimming pool at the Ansar and VDP Academy.
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