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Info minister hails US country report on Bangladesh

Published : 18 Dec 2021 11:22 PM | Updated : 19 Dec 2021 02:20 PM

Praising the RAB and police forces of Bangladesh for suppressing militancy and terrorism, the latest assessment of the United States has been justified, says Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hassan Mahmud.

On the eve of the 72nd founding meeting and cultural programme of Betar at the premises of Betar Bhaban in Agargaon of the capital on Saturday evening, before the speech of the chief guest, he reiterated the role of journalists after the US imposed sanctions on seven RAB and police officers.

Minister Hassan Mahmoud said last Thursday that the US State Department had said that militancy and terrorism in Bangladesh had decreased due to the counter-terrorism and community policing system of the RAB and the police. That's the decent thing to do, and it should end there. In that report, they praised the role of the RAB and said that there were only three terrorist and militant incidents in 2020 and no deaths. In fact, militancy and terrorism have decreased in Bangladesh due to the activities of RAB and police counter-terrorism and other branches of the police. "Many of the world's developed nations have failed to do what we have been able to do to combat militancy and terrorism, and we have technical cooperation with the United States," Hassan said. This assessment of our friendly country United States is justified. 

Later in his address, the Minister lauded the role of Bangladesh Betar in the welfare of the country and people and in the transition of mindfulness and culture of the nation and emphasized on modernizing this role of Betar.

Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Md. Maqbool Hossain addressed the function as a special guest under the chairmanship of Director General of Bangladesh Betar Ahmed Kamruzza­man. Senior officials of the ministry and concerned department heads were present on the occasion. At the end of the meeting, the renowned artists of the country performed pleasant cultural programs. The Information Minister is moving forward at a fast pace under the leadership of Bangabandhu Kanya

In the afternoon, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Independence and Victory Day of Mujibvarsha, the victory procession organized by Bangladesh Awami League from Suhrawardy Udyan to Dhanmondi No. 32 Bangabandhu Bhaban's premises. Hasan Mahmud said, “In the course of fifty years, there have been many conspiracies against the independence, development and progress of Bangladesh. The country is moving forward at a fast pace on the path of fulfilling the dream that Bangabandhu could not realize by overcoming all the conspiracies and obstacles.

Minister Hasan said, “The independent state of the Bengali nation has been established in the history of five thousand years under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the greatest Bengali nation of all time. He has gradually moved the Bengali nation and taught the slogan- Hold the arms of the brave Bengalis, make Bangladesh independent; Yours is my address, Padma Meghna Jamuna. Under his leadership we got the independent state of Bangladesh, and he is its great architect. The Information Minister paid deep respects to Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib, all the martyrs and self-sacrificing mothers and sisters of the Liberation War including the National Charneta. Awami League joint general secretary. Hasan said that those who were skeptical in 1971-72, whether Bangladesh can survive as a state, whether it can be developed or prosperous, they look at it in amazement today, Bangladesh today is a country of food surplus, Bangladesh has developed from a least developed to a middle income country. ."Those who did not want independence and sovereignty of this country, even after 50 years of independence, that evil force is still active in the country and abroad," said Hasan Mahmud. I will take the country to the dream address of the father of the nation. Let all the evil forces against freedom be destroyed - this should be the suffix of today. 'Awami League advisory council member Amir Hossain Amu MP presided over the party's central leaders were present at the time.