Peace needed for dev: PM | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:56 AM, June 16, 2019

Peace needed for dev: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked Special Security Force (SSF) personnel to be equipped with knowledge and training over new technologies, to thwart the constantly-changing pattern of crimes.

“They (SSF members) will have to be equipped with knowledge on modern technologies. They must be aware about the new technologies being invented every day. They also need to have awareness about the crime [trend] being changed constantly, and about training [to deal with that],” she said.

The prime minister said this while addressing a programme marking the 33rd founding anniversary of SSF at the SSF Officers’ Mess in the capital’s Tejgaon.

“New technology is improving the lifestyle of people and accelerating development. On the other hand, various types of risks are emerging with the invention of new technologies. The patterns of terror activities are also changing constantly,” she said.

Hasina said new technologies create new scopes for the criminals who want to be involved in terror and militant acts as well as other social offences.

She praised SSF personnel for performing their duty with utmost competence and professionalism in ensuring security to VVIPs as well as foreign guests who visit Bangladesh.

The PM said maintaining a peaceful environment is dearly needed for the development of a country.

“We want to develop our country. One thing we need to keep in mind that it’s not possible to develop the country without a peaceful situation,” she stressed.

She said her government has relentlessly been working for the development of the country facing many odds and obstacles.

Earlier, SSF Director General Maj Gen Md Majibur Rahman delivered the welcome speech.

On behalf of SSF personnel, the DG handed over an artwork and a photo book to the prime minister.

Chiefs of the three services, senior military and civil and SSF members were present on the occasion.

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