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  12 Jun 2024, 21:35
Update : 13 Jun 2024, 09:29

Govt's directions to ensure safety of homebound people, sale of sacrificial animals

DHAKA, June 12, 2024 (BSS) – The government has given directions to ensure safety of homebound people and the sale of sacrificial animals and maintain law and order situation during the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.

The directions were given at a high-level meeting held at the Prime Minister (PMO)’s office on Tuesday with Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office Tofazzel Hossain Miah in the chair, a press release said here today.

The activities taken by the concerned departments were discussed in the meeting.

In the meeting, necessary instructions were given to maintain law and order situation and make ensure availability of sacrificial animals, transportation, market management, online market monitoring, Eid journey, waste management of sacrificial animals, preservation and management of raw hide and Eid return journey.

The concerned departments were also asked to take measures to ensure supply and stock of essential commodities and keep their prices under control during Eid.

Senior Secretary of the Power Division Md Habibur Rahman, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun, Prime Minister's Press Secretary Md Nayeemul Islam Khan, Road Transport and Highways Division Secretary A B M Amin Ullah Nuri, Senior Secretary of Public Security Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs Md Jahangir Alam, Secretary of the Security Services Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs Md Abdullah Al Masud Chowdhury, Secretary of the Ministry of Railways Dr Md Humayun Kabir and Commissioner of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Habibur Rahman attended the meeting, among others.

 

Instructions were also given to take necessary measures in coordination with all those involved in the sale of sacrificial animals to stop creation of artificial crisis.

Careful monitoring,  according to the instructions, should be continued to ensure availability of sacrificial animals and its fair prices and strengthening online market.

Law enforcement agencies were asked to take possible measures to prevent fraud over sacrificial animal markets and animal transportation and ensure security of buyers and sellers.

Instructions were also given to take maximum precautionary measures to prevent any kind of harassment and fraud in availing railway tickets and ensure fitness of ships.

Strict instructions were given not carry extra passenger in ships.

While the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism will take necessary steps to keep the air fare at a reasonable level.

Animals to be sacrificed and garbage should be removed at designated places.

Dhaka North and Dhaka South City Corporations must remove cent percent of qurbani related waste within the shortest possible time under direct and on-site supervision and take all necessary measures including ensuring adequate cleaning staff and waste transport vehicles.

Garment owners will have to take measures to pay their workers due wages with advance bonus.

The local administration will hold a meeting with traders and stakeholders and take necessary decisions over leather preservation and management including determining the price of leather.

Close monitoring and effective action will be taken by the concerned ministries and its departments to keep the stock and supply and prices of daily necessities stable during Eid-ul-Azha.

Local administration will take necessary measures for the security of all Eid congregations in the country and the law enforcers will keep a watchful eye on this matter.

 

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