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‘Terrorism main challenge to Bangladesh’s development’

23 Jan, 2017 16:12:41

Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said terrorism and militancy are now global challenges and main obstacles to Bangladesh’s development. However, police are always prepared against their masterminds, arms suppliers and the persons giving them shelter, she said.

Auspicating the Police Week-2017 at a function at Dhaka Metropolitan Police Lines at Rajarbagh in the capital on Monday, the prime minister laid importance on the modernization of the police to cope with the emerging challenges of security and crime caused by the transcendence of technology and rapid global changes.

"Stable law and order is the foremost condition for country's development. So we consider the expenses for law and order not as expenses but investment," she said. As the prime agency of the country for maintaining law and order the government has given equal importance to the development of the police keeping pace with the overall development of the country, she added.

The Police Week-2017 has begun with the motto "Remedy of Drugs and Militancy: Commitment of Bangladesh Police".

Reminding the role of police in country's democratic journey, the prime minister said the country is saved from a big ploy of sabotage and instability due to effective measures were taken by the police in 2016 to root out militancy.

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