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Government would not compromise with the perpetrators of recent terrorist and militant activities, aseerts Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed on February 12 said that the Government would not compromise with the perpetrators of recent terrorist and militant activities. She said, "We will resist the devils and Inshallah we will be able to restore peace again in the society." Hasina also said that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) clique started their vandalism when Bangladesh was on the road of vibrant economic growth and the living condition of people was improving. Daily Star, February 13, 2015.

We vow to continue ongoing 'peaceful' democratic movement until Government quits, says BNP joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed on February 3 said that the BNP will continue with its protest. "We vow to continue the ongoing peaceful democratic movement until the Government quits and announces to arrange a free, friar and participatory election accepting the mass demand of caretaker government". Claiming that the victory in their ongoing movement is very close, Ahmed called upon people to continue the agitation against the Government until it announces to hold an inclusive election under a non-party administration. The Independent, February 4, 2015.

Pakistani diplomat withdrawn from Bangladesh for involvement in terror financing and currency forgery racket:A Pakistani diplomat was withdrawn from Bangladesh on January 31 after intelligence dug out his involvement in terror financing and currency forgery racket. Foreign Ministry officials said that Mohammad Mazhar Khan, attaché at the consular section of Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka city was also an agent of his country's secret service Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). According to official sources, intelligence agencies learnt that the earnings through the fake currency scam were given to militant outfits like Hizb-ut-Tahrir, Ansarullah Bangla Team, Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI)-Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) axis for various sabotage acts. Daily Star, February 3, 2015.

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