Minister for Land, Disaster Management and Relief Amir Hossain Amu on Wednesday claimed that the law and order situation in the country has improved and it will improve further gradually.
Amu came up with the remarks yesterday while talking to reporters after a cabinet committee meeting on law and order at the Home Ministry.
Claiming that vehicular movement on Dhaka-Chittagong highway is normal, the Minister said everyday at least 2,000 vehicles are plying the important road. “We’ve already asked the law enforcement agencies to remain alert so that vehicles carrying perishable commodities can ply the route normally,” he said.
Amu said there was no incident of violence on different highways across the country during the 18-party’s blockade program.
About the national election, Amu said the polls will take place as per the schedule. He said the law enforcement agencies are performing their duties with highest responsibility and will do so.
Housing and Public Works Minister Tofail Ahmed also said the next parliamentary election will be held in due time although the opposition is trying to foil it.
Jute and Textiles Minister Latif Siddique, Environment Minister Hasan Mahmud, Railways and Religion Minister Mujibul Haque, State Minister for Home Advocate Shamsul Haque Tuku, State Minister for Law Advocate Quamrul Islam, Posts and Telecommunication Minister Rashed Khan Menon and senior officials concerned of law enforcement agencies were, among others, present at the meeting.