Bangladesh can only develop by curbing terrorism, militancy: Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka [Bangladesh], April 13 (ANI): Development and progress of Bangladesh can only be expedited if curbs are put on the spread of drug addiction, terrorism and militancy, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday.

Seeking the wholehearted cooperation of the nation's citizens, the Daily Star quoted Hasina, as saying,"The goal ahead of us is to expedite the country's development through implementing various development initiatives by curbing terrorism and militancy, and we seek your cooperation in materialising this goal."

The prime minister said this during a video conference at her official residence Gono Bhaban in Dhaka with local administration, public representatives and people from all strata of four districts under the Mymensingh division.

The video conference was connected to 4019 points of Mymensingh, Netrakona, Jamalpur and Sherpur, and reached out to some 28 lakh people. Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu and Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, MPs, secretaries concerned were present on the occasion. (ANI)