PMO dismisses news of failed attack on PM

Dhaka, Wednesday, 18 October 2017

PMO dismisses news of failed attack on PM

Poriborton Correspondent 7:08 pm, September 24, 2017

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PMO dismisses news of failed attack on PM

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Sunday dismissed a media report about a failed attempt on the life of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, terming it completely "baseless and motivated". "Some media outlets on September 23 published and broadcast a report about a failed attempt on the life of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina using a source of a foreign TV channel and an international online news agency," a press release sent by the PMO Press Wing said here today. 

It said a number of TV channels also aired the news and held talk shows on the so-called failed attack on the premier by involving some members of a special force. 

"This is to inform all that the news of the attack on the honourable prime minister on August 24, 2017 is completely baseless, misleading and motivated. It is not expected at all from any responsible person or conscious media to publish or broadcast such a confusing report which goes against the overall interest of the country's security," the press release added.

The PMO also earnestly requested all concerned to run judicious media activities by maintaining caution before publishing such "baseless and confusing" news. 

/MR/

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