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RAB DG: Five years and there will be no more poverty

  • Published at 09:31 pm December 28th, 2018
Rapid Action Battalion Director General Benazir Ahmed Dhaka Tribune

The RAB chief hands over rebuilt homes to victims of communal attack

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General Benazir Ahmed has said that Bangladesh is moving forward against all odds.

“If our current pace of development continues even for another five years, no one will remain poor anymore,” Benazir said, speaking at a RAB event in Thakurgaon on Friday.

The RAB chief was in Thakurgaon Sadar upazila’s Shingia Sahapara village to hand over homes built by the force for Hindu families affected by a communal attack last week.

“In the Pakistan era people feared that if the nation is not freed, the 75 million people would starve to death. Now we have 180 million people and a surplus of food,” he said.

“Bangladesh is ahead of Pakistan. They export goods worth $18 billion and we export $38 billion.

“Bangladesh has silenced its naysayers and moved forward,” he said.

Speaking to the local Hindu community, Benazir said: “You will vote without fear. Entire Bangladesh is with you.”

Other senior officers of the local RAB unit and police, and administration officials also spoke at the event. Sadar upazila Awami League President Arunangshu Dutta was also present.

After the public meeting, the RAB director general distributed warm clothes to needy families from the locality and then left for Dhaka by a helicopter.

On December 22, miscreants set fire to the home of Mota Saha from the village.

The next day a RAB 13 team went to the village to keep vigil and rebuild the homes damaged by the fire.