Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Thursday said Bangladesh has been recognised as the 33rd safest state in the world now while incumbent Prime Minister of the country Sheikh Hasina stands 13th out of 100 heads of the governments in the globe.
"There is no alternative to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as a world statesman for advancement of Bangladesh. But, local and international conspirators are involved in intrigues to jeopardise progress of Bangladesh. Leaders and workers of the ruling Awami League should have to extend all possible cooperation to the administration to unitedly thwart the conspiracies," he said.
The minister said this while speaking as the chief guest at a view exchange meeting with the leaders and workers of Dhaka City South and North units of Awami League (AL) at Mohanagar Natyamancha at Gulistan Square in the city.
Dhaka City South unit AL president Abul Hasnat presided over the meeting, also addressed, among others, by Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Syeed Khokon, Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Annisul Huq, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah, Dhaka City South unit AL general secretary Shahe Alam Murad, Dhaka City North unit AL general secretary Sadek Khan and City AL leader Hedayetul Islam Swapan.
Asaduzzaman Khan said, "Some 19 attempts to kill Sheikh Hasina had earlier been carried out. The conspirators are still conspiring against her. Leaders and workers of Awami League should have to foil unitedly the anti-state conspiracies as they did the attempt to create anarchy by torching people to death in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015 extending all sorts of cooperation to police and the administration."
Sayeed Khokon said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been leading Bangladesh successfully towards its development goal off-setting various conspiracies.
Annisul Huq said, "By this time, we have installed 600 CCTV (close circuit television) cameras to ensure security to the city-dwellers and work on installing 500 more CCTV cameras is going on while nearly 3000 CCTV cameras would be installed in the areas of Dhaka North City Corporation.
DMP commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah said, "We have already started constituting city ward-level anti-terrorism committees holding parleys with public representatives and local people concerned. We seek cooperation of all the city dwellers to help ensure their safety and security."