Senior Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the officials of Home Ministry to work for uprooting corruption, drug and militancy aiming to build Bangladesh as a peaceful nation in South Asia.
Sheikh Hasina said, “Corruption, drug and militancy grasped the whole society like deadly diseases as the military dictators ruled the country for a long time.”
The premier said while visiting the ministry at Bangladesh Secretariat on Sunday morning.
Actions should be taken against the drug producers, sellers and traders, the prime minister said, adding that militancy should be under control and the corruption must be rooted out.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and secretary of the ministry Mostafa Kamal Uddin also spoke on the occasion attended by ministry high officials and all heads of the departments and agencies under it.
Praising the role of law enforcers in containing militancy, the premier said every situation can be controlled carefully when mass people would remain involved there.
“Now the militancy is under our control, but we have to restrain it forever as it has posed a global threat,” she said.
Reiterating her government’s stance against corruption, the Prime Minister said, corruption has grabbed the society as a disease which is obstructing the country’s progress to a larger extent.
“No government in the world increased the salary and other allowances of their staffs at a time to such an extent what we have done. At the same time the government has taken steps to provide them with better residential facilities,” she said.
“So we have to remain careful about corruption,” Sheikh Hasina said.
risingbd/Dhaka/January 20, 2019/Naymuddin/Nasim/AKA