12 Feb 2024, 20:42

PM greets members of highway police on 'Highway Police Service Week' 

DHAKA, Feb 12, 2024 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today greeted all members of Highway Police marking the 'Highway Police Service Week-2024' beginning tomorrow.

On the eve of the week, she issued a message wishing success of all programmes of the week.

Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman proclaimed independence in the early hours of March 26, 1971 and later, responding to his call, members of the Bangladesh Police at Rajarbagh Police Lines build first armed resistance against the Pakistani Hanadar Bahani, she said.

After returning to power in 1996, the Prime Minister said the Awami League government took a number of measures for modernization of police and for first time a woman police officer was promoted to the post of district police super. Budget of police was increased, risk allowance was introduced, she said, adding that Police Welfare Trust has been established. 

Sheikh Hasina said Police Staff College has been established for building people-friendly police through providing necessary training. 

She said Bangladesh Police have been playing very important and praiseworthy role in maintaining law and order in highways of the country. 

"I hope that every member of Bangladesh Police will carry out their duties with efficiency, professionalism and impartiality upholding the spirit of Liberation War and patriotism. I believe that you all will work ceaselessly to build Bangladesh police as 'people's police' as expected by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman," the prime minister said.

She said, "Alongside increasing adequate numbers of manpower with modern equipment and transports facilities, we have built 50 highway outposts aiming to modernize highway police". 

The premier wished overall success of all programmes of ' Highway Police Service Week-2024'.

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