BD’s march forward can’t be stopped with bomb attacks: PM

BC-28-10-15-N_06 (621 x 430)DHAKA : Noting that the recent bomb attack on a Tajia procession was aimed at tarnishing Bangladesh’s image, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asserted the country’s march forward cannot be stopped with such bombings, reports UNB.
The Prime Minister made the statement while addressing the foundation stone-laying ceremony of Dhaka Wasa Padma (Jashaldia) water treatment plant construction (phase-1) project at a city hotel.
“Bangladesh is moving ahead and it’ll do so. Let me say one thing, the march forward of Bangladesh can’t be stopped by hurling two bombs or five eggs…those who’re thinking this are making a mistake,” she said.
At least one person was killed and about hundred others were injured in bomb explosions in front of Huseni Dalan in old Dhaka on the early hours of October 24. The blasts took place when members of the Shia community were gathering there to bring out their traditional Tajia procession, marking holy Ashura.
Sheikh Hasina said the motive behind this bomb attack was to taint Bangladesh’s image at a time when the country has become a role model of development in the world.
About terrorism, militancy and things like that, the Prime Minister said: “I want to spell it out clearly that there’ll be no room for militancy and terrorism in Bangladesh.”
Local Government and Cooperatives Engineer Mosharraf Hossain presided over the function, while Managing Director of Dhaka Wasa Taksem A Khan gave welcome address. Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Ma Mingqiang, chairman and president of China CAMC Engineering Co. Ltd, constructing company of project, Luo Yan, and secretary of Local Government Division Abdul Malek also attended the function.
Later, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the project through a videoconferencing.