Stop playing with fire, PM urges BNP

Blasting Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for its destructive acts including burning people to death, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the BNP to stop playing with fire, otherwise they would die in its own blaze.
“The hands of those who want to go to play with fire are burnt – it is the reality and such incidents happened. It seems to that they staged the incidents intentionally to call hartal to evade appearance of Khaled Zia in the court on January 15,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this while addressing a reception accorded to the Bangladesh National Female Cricket Team for their recent success in different international tournaments including the Asian Games.Bangladesh Women Cricket Team won the silver medal in the Asian Games held in Inchon in South Korea last year. Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hasan Papon also spoke on the occasion highlighting the Bangladesh’s eve cricket team’s success in different international tourneys.
Sheikh Hasina said that the political party which did mistake in taking decision is now taking revenge on the people by impeding education, sports and games and progress of the country through burning people to death and unleashing destructive acts.
“The common people, day-laborers are the worst sufferers due to their destructive acts. I hope that peace would return and good sense will prevail among them and stop playing with fire,” she said.
The Prime Minister said her government after assuming office this time had run the country smoothly over the last one year. As a result, she said, the country witnessed economic development and the people were in peace and comfort.
“But, it is not all acceptable to anyone that all on a sudden someone would unleash destructive acts and burn people to death in the name of movement,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has already tackled many crises and “I have firm belief that we’ll be able to restore peace and security among the life of people,” she added.
Later, the Prime Minister handed over a cheque for Taka one lakh and a gift to each of the 15 members of the female cricket team, led by Salma Khatun.  – BSS