The premier thanked law enforcement agencies for their relentless efforts to combat militancy, terrorism
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged all to work together to maintain the current pace of development in the country, leaving peace and discipline unscathed.
The premier said this at an Iftar Mahfil hosted at her official residence Ganabhaban on Tuesday, in honour of leaders of various professional organizations.
"Our aim is to build Bangladesh as a prosperous, developed and peaceful country in South Asia. So we are carrying out our efforts to maintain peace and discipline in the country to keep up its development trend," she said.
Sheikh Hasina said it is not possible for a country to march forward without ensuring peace, reports UNB.
"The government has been able to contain terrorism and militancy in the country, and the drive against these menaces will continue," she added.
The prime minister thanked law enforcement agencies for their relentless efforts, saying that terrorism and militancy are a global problem, but in Bangladesh the government has been able to keep it in check.
Noting that Bangladesh has been able to gain recognition as a developing country, she urged people from all walks of life to work together to establish a developed and prosperous country.
She urged all to seek the blessings of the Almighty so that peace and discipline can prevail in the country.
"If we can maintain the trend of development we've started in Bangladesh, then all, including those living in rural areas, will have a beautiful, healthy and prosperous life.
"We are praying for that and we are working for that," she said.
The premier, party chief of the ruling Awami League, said it is her all-time effort to free the people of the country from hunger and poverty, and bring the fruits of independence to every doorstep in the country.
"We want to build our country imbued with the spirit of the Liberation War," she added.
The prime minister thanked the people of the country for their trust and confidence in her to serve them once again.
"I'm urging all to work from their respective positions to revive the glory we achieved with our independence, but lost after the brutal assassination of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Now we can place our country in a dignified position on the global stage," she told her audience.
Those who attended the iftar, included vice-chancellors and teachers of different public and private universities, editors and journalists of different newspapers, news agencies and electronic media, physicians, engineers, lawyers, businesspeople, intellectuals, litterateurs, poets, writers, singers, and sports personalities.
Before the iftar a special prayer was offered, seeking continued peace, progress and prosperity for the nation.
Prayers were also offered seeking the eternal peace of the departed souls of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and other martyrs of theAugust-15carnage and martyrs of the Liberation War, and the long life and good health of the prime minister.
Pesh Imam of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, Hafez Maulana Ehsanul Huq Jilani lead the munajat. Leaders of different professional bodies, including Peshajibi SamannayaParishad, Bangladesh Medical Association, Krishibid Institution-Bangladesh, Institution of Engineers Bangladesh, Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad, Jatiya Press Club, Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), Dhaka Union of Journalists(DUJ), Awami Bangabandhu Ainjibi Parishad, FBCCI, BGMEA, and the Sector Commanders' Forum were also present at the iftar event.