Form committee to combat militancy, PM to lawmakers

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked her party’s lawmakers to form functional committee in their respective areas with the people irrespective of political affiliation to combat militancy and extremism in the country.

Mentioning that the people’s security and the country’s congenial atmosphere is a must, the prime minister said, “We will have to ensure people’s security for the sake of continuation of the country’s overall development.”

To make the mission a success, Hasina said active committees will have to be formed across the country so that militant and extremist forces cannot create any volatile situation.

Hasina was addressing an emergency meeting of the Awami League Parliamentary Party held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban this afternoon.

Hasina also asked the lawmakers to oversee whether the Islamic Foundation suggested Khutba are being recited in the mosques across the country to create anti-militant sentiment among the people.

Upholding activities of the law enforces and intelligence agencies during the recent militant attacks, Hasina said her government has tackled all the situations successfully.

Hasina also president of the ruling Awami League ordered her party’s lawmakers to take preparation for the next general election.

“You (lawmakers) should ensure development in your own areas and people’s peace as we are getting preparation for the next parliamentary election.”

Leader of the parliament Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting that began at around 4:00pm at the parliament complex.

Several ruling party lawmakers also spoke at the meeting upholding time buffeting leadership of the prime minister.

source:Daily star