Stand against terrorism: Hasina

Bandar Seri Begawan, Apr 21 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday strongly condemned the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and urged everyone to be vocal against terrorists.

“Terrorists are terrorists. They’ve no religion, caste and state. They’re terrorists. So, all will have to be vocal against them,” she told a mass reception accorded to her by the Bangladeshi community in Darussalam at the Empire Hotel and Country Club here.

Regretting the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, Sheikh Hasina said there will be no room for any terrorist, militant, corrupt or drug addict in Bangladesh.

She said Bangladesh has not only announced zero tolerance policy against such terrorism and militancy but also took actions immediately by keeping its intelligence agencies alert.

Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, PM’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman, State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad, State Minister for Youth and Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russell, State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid were present.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Mahmud Hussain presided over the reception event.