Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to play an effective role in maintaining peace, security, and stability to smoothen Bangladesh's journey toward a developed and prosperous country by 2026.
"We have to forward as a developed country. We have time as we will start our journey as a developed country by 2026. We're preparing from now on. So, we have to maintain peace, security, and stability in the country," she said
The premier also asked the law enforcement agencies, particularly the RAB to be vigilant as none can stockpile food and make adulteration on Ramadan alongside focusing robustly on eliminating drug abuse, teen-gang culture, and cyber-crime from society.
She was addressing a program as the chief guest marking the 19th founding anniversary of RAB at its headquarters in the city's Kurmitola area.
The prime minister highly appreciated the RAB's activities in successfully tackling terrorism, militancy, and piracy in Bangladesh's most important place the Sundarban.
She said: "I believe the force will play a role likewise the past with due dutifulness, effectiveness, and activeness to maintain peace and stability of the country."
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and Director General of RAB M Khurshid Hossain also spoke at the function.
PM's Security Affairs Adviser Major General Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Senior Secretary of Public Security Division Md Aminul Islam Khan, and Inspector General of Police Dr Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun were present on the dais.