Prime Minister pledges zero tolerance policy against militancy and terrorism
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, December 17: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her government's stance on 'zero tolerance' policy against militancy, terrorism and drugs, saying their goal is to build a prosperous and golden Bangladesh of Father of the Nation's dream by ensuring peace and security of the people.
She said. We have declared zero tolerance for militancy, terrorism, violence against women and eradication of drugs. Because we want to ensure peace and security of the people of the country’.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the remarks while addressing the inaugural session of a two-day program titled 'Great Hero of Great Victory' on the occasion of birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50th anniversary of great victory.
The celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was jointly organized by the National Implementation Committee, Ministry of Liberation War Affairs and Jatiya Sangsad Secretariat at the South Plaza of Sangsad Bhaban.
President Abdul Hamid was the Chief Guest and President of India Ram Nath Kovind was the Guest of Honor on the occasion. The youngest daughter of the father of the nation and sister of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Sheikh Rehana, was present on the stage.
Recalling India's contribution to the overall struggle for the liberation of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina thanked the President of India for participating in the celebrations of the Golden Jubilee and said, "I am very grateful to him."
When the Indian President arrived at the ceremony, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina welcomed him.
She thanked the people of the country for celebrating the victory today as it was not celebrated earlier due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mentioning that today Bangladesh has been recognized as a developing country from the least developed country left by the father of the nation, she said her goal is to fulfill Bangabandhu's dream.