The incumbent government has decided to create 50,000 more posts with Bangladesh Police to further strengthen the capacity of the law enforcement agency, reports BSS.
"As part of the move, the government has already taken steps for creating 226 posts with Narsingdi district police and 367 posts with Rajshahi police," Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told the Jatiya Sangsad this morning.
He was replying to two separate questions raised by treasury bench members - Quamrul Ashraf Khan from Narsingdi, and Begum Akhter Jahan from Rajshahi - in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.
The minister said the members of law enforcement agencies are working relentlessly to maintain law and order, all the while ensuring safety and security of the people and their properties.
"There is no alternative to ensuring people-friendly police forces to develop law and order throughout the country. Industrial police, naval police, tourism police, Special Security and Protection Battalion (SBPN), Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI), were added to the organisational structure of Bangladesh Police," he added.
The home minister said the government always displays zero tolerance towards militancy and terrorism.