The New Nation
June 30, 2010
Speakers at an international workshop here on Monday laid emphasis on sensitizing all professionals in counter-terrorism along with the law-enforcement agencies against the backdrop of present multidimensional patterns of terrorism.
All including law-enforcement agencies, lawyers, government officials, media professionals and members of the civil society would have to work unitedly to wipe out terrorism from the globe, they said.
The five-day 'Counter Terrorism Capacity Building Workshop' is being conducted by the auspicious of Bangladesh Centre for Terrorism Research (CTCB) under Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) at a city hotel.
BIPSS President Major General (retd) ANM Muniruzzaman chaired the inaugural session of the workshop while counter- terrorism expert from Singapore Shafqat Munir presented the keynote paper.
Counter-terrorism experts Dr S Mahmud of the UK, Dr John Harrison and BC Tan of Singapore and Barrister Muhammad Nawshad Zamir from hosts Bangladesh also spoke on the occasion.
Muniruzzaman said the threat of terrorism is increasing in the country due to various internal, regional and international factors but sound precautionary measures are yet to be taken in fighting terrorism.
He suggested building a national network against counter- terrorism for easy interaction of different professionals.
Members of law-enforcement agencies, lawyers, civil and military officials, bankers, media professionals and members of the civil society are participating in the workshop.