Nation needs ‘sustainable security’ for continued dev
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday stressed the need for a “sustainable security system” to continue the country’s development and ensure a safe abode for future generations.
“We’re working sincerely under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to this end,” he told the agency.
The home minister said Bangladesh has achieved millennium development goals (MDGs) and it will also succeed in attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs) within the stipulated period.
“Without peace and stability, no country or region can prosper and achieve goals. Our aim is to make the country a developed and prosperous one by achieving the SDGs,” he said.
Kamal urged all to work together for a world of “peace and stability”.
He said law enforcement agencies are becoming more efficient to maintain law and order situation in the country.
The home minister said intelligence agencies keep vigil to deal with security issues and they are capable of thwarting any kind of militant activities and rooting out extremism from the country.
Pointing out the government’s zero tolerance policy against terrorism, militancy and drugs, Kamal said the government is continuing drives to eliminate these social menaces.
The minister said the government has clamped down on domestic extremists, adding that the drive against narcotics and other crimes will continue.
“Our law enforcement agencies are pledge-bound to control drugs and militant activities in the country,” he said, urging all to generate awareness on these social menaces.
Kamal also mentioned that the home ministry is working on creating mass awareness against drugs and militancy.