Chittagong: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged all to remain alert so that the anti-liberation forces could never rule the country again.
“It has been proved that country's development is possible only under a government, which believes in the spirit of the war of liberation. The country could not achieve its expected progress as it was ruled by anti-liberation forces for a long time,” she said.
Hasina made the observations while unveiling a mural of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the Chittagong Press Club.
She said that the anti-liberation forces had tried to erase the country's history after the killing of Bangabandhu. “But, the real history prevailed again to the new generation when Awami League returned to power in 1996.”
Putting emphasis on taking more steps to project the country's glorious history to the new generation, the Prime Minister said: “We want to present a peaceful and prosperous country to our posterity.”
Lauding the role of the journalists of Chittagong in the war of liberation and in all democratic movements, she hoped that they would also play their part in continuing the pro-liberation forces in power.
Hasina said that her government has resumed the trial of the war criminals aimed at making the future of the next generation peaceful and ensuring country's development.
“We’re getting the verdicts of the trials and one day we will be able to execute the verdicts,” she said.
President of the Chittagong Press Club Ali Abbas and General Secretary Mohsin Chowdhury also spoke on the occasion.