“We don’t want any more unrest and conflict. We want to improve the quality of people’s lives. And we always wish it,” she said.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh doesn’t want any more conflict rather it wants to improve the quality of people’s lives.
In this regard, Sheikh Hasina referred to the peaceful democratic environment that prevailing in the country from 2008 election helped Bangladesh to attain the remarkable socioeconomic development in the last 14 years.
“Bangladesh has been able to attain socioeconomic development due to the peaceful democratic environment prevailing in the country since 2008 election as Awami League won the elections and formed the government in 2009,” she said.
The Premier made this remarks while addressing a function organised to celebrate the golden jubilee of the conferment of the Joliot-Curie Peace Medal to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She said the government, after being elected in 2008 election, has been working for the development of the people of the country in a planned way. “As a result, we have been able to reduce the poverty rate and maternal death, increase literacy rate and life expectancy,” she said.
She continued that the sustainable and peaceful democratic environment, prevailing in the country, is the only reason behind the unprecedented socioeconomic progress of Bangladesh. “So, a peaceful sustainable environment is helpful for the people to attain economic emancipation, and all have to remember it,” she added.
The Prime Minister laid emphasis on settle-down all disputes through dialogue that Bangladesh did with India and Myanmar. “Why this arms competition (going on) now, why the money that is using for arms competition will not be used for hungry children and human. For this arms competition thousands of children and women are leading inhuman lives around the globe,” she noted.
In this connection, Sheikh Hasina mentioned that Bangladesh has given shelter to more than one million forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals, Rohingyas, who faced oppression that recalled her the situation of 1971.
“We want that peace shall return in the earth, there shall be no types of unrest (in the earth),” she said. The Prime Minister said that those who didn’t want the Independence of the country killed Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “Every moment, we have to overcome their (anti-Liberation forces) barriers,” she added.
Expressing her tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Premier said that Bangabandhu had received peace prize, disseminated the message of peace in his entire life, but he had to sacrifice his life.