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Give topmost priority to human rights: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the fresh police officers for giving topmost priority to fundamental rights of the people, human rights and establishing rule of law while discharging their professional duties, reports BSS.

“I would like to tell the new police officers to give the highest priority to fundamental rights of people, human rights and establishing rule of law during performing their professional duties,” she said.

The prime minister was addressing the passing-out parade of the 34th BCS batch of assistant superintendents of police (ASPs) at the Bangladesh Police Academy at Sarda here this morning.

The premier expressed her firm belief that the new police officers would be engaged in ensuring overall welfare of the country with their acquired knowledge, discipline, professionalism, honesty, and integrity.

In this context, Sheikh Hasina mentioned that she always wants to see police in a role of the “protectors of the law”.

“The existing law of the country, honesty and moral values would guide the police force towards discharging their professional duties,” she said.

She also directed the new ASPs to uphold the glorious role the members of Bangladesh Police played during the great War of Liberation following the path of their predecessors with patriotism, professionalism and unbound bravery.

Sheikh Hasina took salute, reviewed the parade by riding on an open jeep and distributed medals among the best probationary ASPs.

A total of 150 ASPs, including 26 female ones, passed the course.

On her arrival near the saluting dais, the prime minister was received by Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, inspector general of police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque and principal of the academy and Additional IGP Mohammad Najibur Rahman.

Ministers, parliament members, diplomats of different countries and high civil and military officials were present on the occasion.

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