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Govt stops transmission of Peace TV

WT24 Desk

The government has stopped the transmission of Peace TV, a satellite channel which broadcasts speeches of controversial preacher Zakir Naik, in the country, said Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Sunday,UNB reports.

Amu briefed reporters about the decision after a special meeting of the cabinet committee on law and order at the Home Ministry.

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

The meeting decided that all the unauthorised restaurants will be removed from the diplomatic zone and patrol will be increased there to prevent militant activities, he said.

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.

Security will also be provided to export-oriented industrial units and EPZ areas if they want, 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.

The meeting was also informed that chargesheets in 14 cases, out of 145 cases filed in connection with targeted killings, have been submitted, he added.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud, among others, attended the meeting.

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