Peace TV ban takes effect

11 Jul,2016


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

The Ministry of Information on Monday issued a circular asking all concerned to make sure that the transmission of Peace TV is stopped as per the Cabinet’s decision.

Senior Assistant Secretary of the Information Ministry Akhtaruzzaman told UNB that the Cabinet decision has gone into effect through the circular.

Earlier on Sunday, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu told reporters at the Secretariat about the decision to stop the transmission of Peace TV after a special meeting of the Cabinet committee on law and order.

In the wake of recent militant attacks in different parts of the country, a number of decisions were taken at the meeting, the minister said.

About the meeting outcome, he said it was decided that all the unauthorised establishments, including schools, colleges and restaurants, will be removed from the diplomatic zone—Gulshan and Banani areas--and police patrol will be increased there to prevent militant activities.

Besides, he said, the people from all walks of life will be involved in checking militant activities and eradicating militants from the country through raising their awareness.

“These days, the children of affluent families are going missing and they are being pushed towards danger through motivation and injecting (specialised) drugs,” said the minister adding, “We must raise public awareness against militants to root out militancy.”

Besides, police and intelligence agencies have been asked to monitor mosques to know the types of speeches being delivered during Jumm’a prayers every Friday, he added.

Security will also be provided to export-oriented industrial units and EPZ areas if the authorities want to, Amu said.

The meeting was informed that security has already beefed up in the organisations where foreigners work. Besides, necessary measures have been taken to raise the efficiency of police and detectives to prevent militancy, said Amu.

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