Saving life top priority: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the government's top priority is to save lives trapped under the rubble of the shattered building in Savar rather than detaining those responsible for the tragedy.
She was talking to a delegation of Awami League Tangail district unit at her official residence Gono Bhaban in the capital around 11:15am.
The premier and the delegation members observed a one-minute silence in memory of those killed in the collapse.
The building collapse so far claimed over 191 lives.
She also thanked the BNP-led 18-party alliance for the withdrawal of the countrywide hartal after the building collapsed in Savar on Wednesday.
The decision made the rescue operation smoother, the prime minister said.