Home ministry plans to involve MPs in improving law and order
Home ministry has planned to engage lawmakers of the city by forming different law and order committees in their respective constituencies to improve the law and order situation and stop rising extortion in the metropolis.
Sources said the public representatives would be made presidents of the law and order affairs committees like the district and upazila ones to oversee the overall law and order in their areas.
Home Minister Sahara Khatun has called an emergency meeting at her official residence at 7:00pm tomorrow in this connection. All the 20 lawmakers in the city have been invited to the meeting.
Talking to The Daily Star, Awami League lawmaker Rashed Khan Menon, who is the president of Workers' Party of Bangladesh, said they had been seeking such a meeting for long aiming to contribute to improving law and order.
Ministry sources said the main aim of the meeting is to keep the MPs active in their constituencies to oversee the overall law and order.
The meeting has been called after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who has been very unhappy over the deterioration of law and order and rising of extortion in the city, gave the directive, they added.
Meanwhile, the ministry has decided to carry out a special drive along with additional deployment of intelligence personnel to improve law and order and also to prepare a list of extortionists.