Awami League Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told that the ruling government has taken an initiative to deport more than 11,000 foreigners staying in Bangladesh without valid documents.
Asaduzzaman said this while speaking at the secretariat following a meeting of the cabinet committee on law and order on Thursday.
He said that the authorities enlisted more than 11,000 foreigners who do not have valid visas or passports, adding some of them are currently imprisoned for their involvement in crimes.
The home minister said that although their passports expired, they never tried to return home. Even the embassies of their respective countries in Dhaka did not respond when the authorities concerned contacted them to discuss the issue. That is why the ruling government has taken an initiative to send them back to their respective countries.