Action against those providing passports to Rohingyas: Asaduzzaman

Staff Correspondent
18 September 2019, Wed
Published: 05:32

Action against those providing passports to Rohingyas: Asaduzzaman

Asaduzzaman Khan said warned that action will be taken against those involved in providing passports to Rohingyas. 

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Wednesday that certificates from local chairmen, birth certificates and police verification are needed for passports. Everyone involved in irregularities will be punished. No-one will be spared.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan was said the media at the Secretariat after a meeting on security during the Durga Puja.

Home Minister told that many agencies are involved in the process to provide passports to Rohingyas

Asaduzzaman remind that the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals were registered biometrically when they came to Bangladesh.

He told that they're easily detected whenever they try to obtain passports, those who are trying to bypass the system are also being caught, and Legal action is being taken against everyone involved.

Home Minister said: Bangladesh is currently hosting more than 1.1 million Rohingyas, most of them came here after August 25, 2017.

On the other hand, although there is no specific number, last year the Expatriates Welfare Minister said more than, 250,000 Rohingyas had travelled abroad with Bangladeshi passports, and their involvement in criminal activities is tarnishing the image of the hard-working Bangladeshi workers.