AL promises to continue zero tolerance against corruption, militancy

DHAKA, Awami League (AL) President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today promised to build more people's friendly law enforcemen agency and continue its party' zero tolerance policy against militancy, drug and corruption.

If voted to office, recruitment in law enforcement agencies, including

police, will be made in proportionate with the population of the country in

the next years, she made the promise while announcing the party's election

manifesto ahead of the 11th parliamentary polls slated for December 30.

She said to increase the capability of police force, various specialized

police units, including industrial police, PBI, Tourist Police, river police,

special security and protection battalion, Rangpur range, Rangpur RRF,

Mymensingh range, two RAB battalions, Cyber police, Gazipur and Rangpur

metropolitan police, Antiterrorism unit and Counter terrorism and

transnational and crime unit, have been formed during the last ten years.

Our campaign against militancy, drug and corruption will continue. We will

take zero tolerance policy against corruption, she said.

The AL president said apart from strengthening the Anticorruption

Commission (ACC), different steps will be taken to bring corruption to zero


Our firm stance to zero tolerance policy against militancy, communality,

terrorism and drugs will continue. Highest priority will be given in

uprooting terrorism, extortion and land grabbing, she said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)