Baralekha upazila to be declared drug free: Shahab Uddin

MOULVIBAZAR, Oct 09, 2020 : Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Mohammad Shahab Uddin today said Baralekha upazila of Moulvibazar district will be declared drug-free soon.

Addressing a gathering of police personnel and general public, he said: “With the mutual cooperation of the police and the people, we will be able to build a livable society free from all kinds of illegal activities including drug abuse and terrorism.”

The minister said this while addressing as the chief guest the handing over ceremony of union-based mobile service vehicles to ensure police services to the people through beat policing here.

Moulvibazar District Superintendent of Police Faruq Ahmed presided over the meeting.

Chairman of Baralekha Upazila Parishad Shoaib Ahmed, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Shamim Al Imran and others were present as special guests.

The minister also called upon the district police to take more effective measures to deter the youth from all anti-social activities including drug abuse.

He said other necessary initiatives would be taken to facilitate the activities of the police, including providing of modern speeding vehicles.

He said the timely decision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made it possible to successfully control the global coronavirus epidemic in Bangladesh.

He said financial assistance has been provided to all the helpless sections of the society during this extreme crisis.

The minister said as a result of the government’s initiatives, there will be no unemployed, homeless and foodless people in the country.

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