Stay alert to face threats: PM to army

Dhaka,  Sun,  04 December 2016
Published : 23 Nov 2016, 15:32:03

PM asks army to stay alert to face internal & external threats

Stay alert to face threats: PM to army
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday directed members of Bangladesh Army to keep a "constant vigil" to face any "internal and external threats" for safeguarding the country.

"You will have to always remain ready to face any 'internal or external threats' unitedly for protecting the sacred constitution and sovereignty of the motherland," she said.

The prime minister said this while she was addressing the flag-raising ceremony of the newly-established Headquarter 11 Infantry Brigade of the Bangladesh Army at Jalalabad Cantonment in Sylhet.

Describing Bangladesh Army as an "asset" of the country and a "symbol" of the confidence and the trust of the people, the premier also asked its members to be more "professionally-efficient" and "welfare-minded" with social and religious values.

"Bangladesh Army is our asset and a symbol of confidence and trust of the people...so, you will have to be more professionally-efficient and welfare-minded consisting of social and religious values," she said.

The 17 Infantry Division was founded in Sylhet on September 17 in 2013 and in its continuation, the newly-established Headquarter 11 Infantry Brigade along with 8 new units started their journey today.

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, and high civil and military officials were present in the programme, according to a news agency report.

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