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PM asks police to play active role in containing terrorism, corruption

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Published: 16:55, 27 February 2024   Update: 16:56, 27 February 2024
PM asks police to play active role in containing terrorism, corruption

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon the police force to play an active role in containing militancy, terrorism, drug abuse and corruption.

The premier made the call while inaugurating the Police Week-2024 in the capital’s Rajarbagh Police Lines on Tuesday (February 27) morning.

Sheikh Hasina said, “Our drives against militancy, terrorism, drug and corruption will continue. Police force will have to play an active role in this regard. Peace and stability are earnestly required to build the country as an improved and prosperous one.”

“I ask the police force to serve the countrymen. The main motto of the police is to prevent bad people and to protect good ones. We always want the police to earn confidence and trust of the people through their works,” she said.

She reminded the police force that people first look for shelter to the police if they fall into any danger.

“So, we expect police to work with profound patriotism and they will have more affection for the people,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said her government has been working to make police a smart, time befitting force equipped with modern technologies due to the new dimension of crimes.

The theme of this year’s Police Week is ‘Smart police, smart country, Bangladesh is of peace and progress’.

The premier awarded thirty-five policemen Bangladesh Police Medal (BPM-bravery) and 60 others President Police Medal (PPM-bravery) in recognition of their courageous work.

In addition, 95 policemen got BPM service medal while 210 PPM service medal as well.

Earlier on her arrival at the venue, the prime minister was received by Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Public Security Division Senior Secretary Md. Mustafizur Rahman and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun. 

Cabinet members, parliament members and senior government officials were present.

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