Home minister seeks more service from police
DHAKA, Feb 13, 2021 (BSS) – Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today asked the police to continue their relentless efforts to uphold its image and ensure more service to the people.
“Bangladesh police, in the meantime, played a very significant role in their services to people and helped enhance country’s image abroad,” he said.
The minister was speaking at a discussion marking the 46th founding anniversary of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) at Razarbag Police Lines auditorium here.
Lauding the contribution of police force in different patriotic and service oriented activities, Asadzzaman said members of police took a challenge to curb militancy, terrorism, drug abuse and arson attack, and attained appreciation both home and abroad.
“When the whole world was facing a deep crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladesh police in line with directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina played a very outstanding role in this regard and stood besides people at the tough time,” the minister added.
The police, he observed, are doing very well in terms of providing services to mass-people as well the dear homeland, earlier envisioned by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The home minister categorically said police have meantime increased the quality of service in many ways.
He said, “The quality of police service has increased. Women and child friendly policing system has been introduced in the police stations. The one-stop service of the police, the National Emergency Service ‘999’ has become known as a landmark step.” The home minister said the police had played an important role in curbing arson and arson in the capital in the past. When people are asleep, the police are working day and night to serve the people.
He said the country was moving forward under the visionary and prudent leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when the whole world came to a standstill during the COVID-19.
The minister said, “During the Corona epidemic, the child did not want to take the father’s body from the hospital but the police arranged everything for victim’s burial.”
The minister further said that despite Bangladesh being a developing country, it is working to bring the police to turn the country into a developed one despite the economic constraints.
Senior Secretary of the Home Ministry’s Public Security Division Mustafa Kamal Uddin and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed were present as special guests on the occasion.
DMP Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam presided over the founding anniversary programme that followed by a cultural function.
Due to COVID-19, the programme was held in a limited scale by maintaining health rules.