20,000 more staff for Bahrain Interior Ministry
Manama, March 6, 2011
Bahrain's Interior Ministry will recruit 20,000 new employees to beef up its workforce following directives from His Majesty King Hamad.
Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa told editors-in-chief of local newspapers that the king's vision for the ministry aimed at instilling a feeling of security among people through a programme that guarantees dignity and mutual respect.
He underscored the role of media in advocating national unity. The interest of the country is paramount and above any other personal interest, factional or sectarian, Shaikh Rashid said.
He said His Majesty stressed that justice must be done following recent deplorable events and a committee has been set up to determine responsibilities for those events and achieve justice.
He said the recent security mission was to maintain order rather than cause any bloodshed.
'Our main duty is to protect human lives,' Shaikh Rashid said, describing the recent death toll as a big loss to the nation.
The incidents have already taken their toll on citizens, business leaders, traders and even owners of small shops, he said.
He stressed the importance of the national dialogue initiative launched by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander. 'The national dialogue is the path to achieve political stability and table demands,' Shaikh Rashid said.
He described security as one of the key pillars of economic growth, warning of detrimental impacts should demonstrations and sit-ins continue. - TradeArabia News Service