JS body for monitoring aid workers in Rohingya camps

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:07, Aug 23,2019


The parliamentary standing committee on the ministry of foreign affairs on Thursday recommended monitoring the activities of aid workers working inside the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.

The committee made the recommendation for the authorities concerned at a meeting held at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.

Emerging from the meeting, the committee chairman Muhammad Faruk Khan told reporters that the foreign ministry informed the committee that workers of some non-government organisations misguided the Rohingyas in the camps.

‘They [NGO workers] motivated the Rohingyas not to return Myanmar,’ he added.

The parliamentary watchdog in its meeting discussed about the progress of Rohingya repatriation, said a parliament secretariat release.

The committee also laid emphasis on diplomatic activities to ensure the repatriation as soon as possible.

The committee also suggested the government to continue putting pressure on Myanmar to ensure a safe zone for Rohingya people there.

The committee asked the foreign ministry to take necessary move to send the committee members to Singapore and Thailand to discuss about the Rohingya repatriation, the release said.

The committee also asked the ministry to take necessary steps to arrest the people involved in human trafficking.

The committee also asked the ministry to take moves for a hassle-free visa issuing process for Bangladeshi citizens by the embassies of United States, Canada, Germany and United Kingdom.

Chaired by committee chairman Muhammad Faruk Khan, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen, state minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam, Nurul Islam Nahid, Golam Faruk Khandakar Prince, Abdul Majid Khan, Kazi Nabil Ahmed, and Nizam Uddin Jalil, attended the meeting.

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