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Parliamentary body for taking harsher action against human traffickers

  • Published at 10:14 pm September 17th, 2019
Bangladeshi human trafficking victims in Vanuatu
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The committee discussed the progress of Rohingya repatriation and recommended accelerating the Rohingya repatriation process

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Ministry has urged the Home Ministry to take stern action against those involved in human trafficking aiming. 

The urged action is aimed at protecting innocent people from trafficking, and stopping the tarnishing of Bangladesh’s image abroad.

The parliamentary watchdog came up with the call at its sixth meeting held at the parliament with committee Chairman Muhammad Faruk Khan in the chair, an official release said.

During the meeting, participants asked the Foreign Ministry to continue its efforts so that international community play an effective role in bringing illegal Bangladeshi migrants back home from different countries.

They recommended enhancing diplomatic efforts to persuade the missions of different countries, including the USA, Canada, Bangkok, Germany and England, in Dhaka to make visa process easy for the citizens of Bangladesh.

The committee discussed the progress of Rohingya repatriation and recommended accelerating the Rohingya repatriation process applying the experience of Thailand’s repatriation.

Committee members Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, Md Abdul Majid Khan, Md Habibe Millat, Nahim Razzaque, Kazi Nabil Ahmed and Nizam Uddin Jalil  took part in the meeting.

Secretaries concerned and senior officials of the Foreign Ministry and parliament secretariat were present.