The prime minister was addressing the passing-out parade of the 36th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) batch of assistant superintendents of police (ASPs) at the Bangladesh Police Academy in Rajshahi on Sunday, September 15, 2019
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the police to ensure the welfare, peace and security of people as they are “the police of the people”.
"You are the police of the people, it's your responsibility to ensure their welfare, peace and security," she said on Sunday.
The prime minister was addressing the passing-out parade of the 36th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) batch of assistant superintendents of police (ASPs) at the Bangladesh Police Academy in Rajshahi,
She also asked the police officials to build themselves as “friends of people when they are in danger”.
"You must carry out your duties sincerely," she said.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has advanced the country and is working towards more progress. "We'll build a Golden Bangladesh as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. So, it is essential to ensure peace and security."
She mentioned that drives against terrorism, militancy and narcotics are ongoing. "The police are efficiently performing their duties and for that we've been able to eliminate militancy and contain terrorism.
“The drive against narcotics is ongoing and it'll continue so that these 'dark issues' are removed from the country," she added.
The prime minister instructed the new ASPs to perform their duties with the utmost honesty, sincerity and devotion to uphold the glorious role of the members of Bangladesh Police played during the Liberation War and fulfill the expectations of people.
The prime minister took salute and inspected the parade.
She distributed medals among Mohammad Salahuddin, Mohammad Khairul Kabir, Saiful Islam Khan and Mohammad Abdullah for their outstanding performances in different fields of the course.
Earlier on her arrival at the Sarda Police Academy, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary and Principal of the academy Additional Inspector General of Police Md Nazibur Rahman received the prime minister.