Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the drives against terrorism, militancy, corruption and drug will continue, reiterating her government’s firm stance against these social menaces as she hosted an iftar for professionals and civil society figures.
“Though terrorism and militancy are now a worldwide problem, we were successful in containing the twin demons . . . but our efforts to stamp out these social vices will go on,” she said while hosting the iftar mahfil at her official Ganabhaban residence here.
The premier said that the development of the country is not possible without ensuring peace and therefore “our aim is to build Bangladesh as a developed, prosperous and peaceful country in South Asia”.
Sheikh Hasina said her government is making strides to keep up the trend of uplift by maintaining peace and discipline.
She thanked the law enforcement agencies for their relentless efforts to maintain law and order in the country.
Describing Bangladesh’s development as an irresistible advancement, the prime minister expressed her firm optimism that the advancement would continue.
“I’ve gotten a chance again to serve the people of Bangladesh and I’ve also gotten their trust and confidence … I’m grateful to them for it,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina added that Bangladesh is advancing in all fields as the people have given an opportunity to her to serve them. “I hope that this advancement would continue,” she said.
Pointing out Bangladesh’s graduation to a developing country, the premier urged all to work in unison to establish the country as developed and prosperous one by maintaining the trend of uplift.
“We got honour through the victory of the liberation war in 1971. But that honour was tainted after the assassination of the Father of the Nation in 1975,” she said.
The premier said Bangabandhu had initiated the trend of development in the country. “So all will have to work unitedly to restore the lost glory of the country by putting Bangladesh in a dignified position on the world stage,” she added.
The prime minister said her government wants that all people get a beautiful, developed and healthy life. “We’re working relentlessly to attain the goal,” she said.