Arsonists, killers are enemies of nation: Sheikh Hasina

Terming those who are burning people to death as enemies of the country, people and humanity, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged all to put up strong resistance against such terrorists.
“I feel extreme pain when I see that the innocent people are burnt to death with petrol bomb, the trucks carrying chicks and vehicles carrying textbooks are torched by the terrorists in the name of movement. It is very difficult to believe that people can do such inhuman acts,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina also said burning people to death is not a movement. “Those who are committing such crimes are enemies of the country, people and humanity. So I urge all to be vocal and build resistance against such heinous crimes,” she said.The Prime Minister said Bangladesh often faces natural calamities and manmade disasters and the country is going through a manmade disaster for the last one month. “Insha Allah we will overcome the situation,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating “Digital World 2015”, the largest digital exposition of South Asia, in Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) here this afternoon.
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Division and Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS) are jointly organizing the four-day mega event at the BICC to showcase technology-based innovations and achievements aiming to unlock economic potential of IT sector.
It is supported by Access to Information (a2i) & Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC). The theme of the event is “Future is Here”. Prime Minister’s ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy was present at the function as the special guest, while State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak was in the chair.
BASIS President Shameem Ahsan delivered the welcome address and ICT Secretary Shayam Sundar Sikder also spoke on the occasion.
A video message of Silicon Valley Congressman of the United Sates Mike Honda was aired at the function.
Sheikh Hasina said there are some people in the country who don’t see the country’s development. “They are blind despite having eyes,” she said.
The Prime Minister called upon the people to remain alert and put resistance against those who want to push the country towards darkness from development.
Reaffirming the present government’s commitment to build Digital Bangladesh by 2021, Sheikh Hasina said the goal of the government is to ensure proper utilization of information technology for socioeconomic development and people’s empowerment.
Speaking as the special guest, Sajeeb Wazed Joy said the Awami League-led government introduced 3G technology and will roll out 4G technology soon.
Joy also said under the Leveraging ICT and Earning and Learning Project, 18,000 people have already been given training. “We have a plan to provide training for 50,000 more people under the project,” he said. – BSS