Libya not safe for Bangladeshis: Shahriar

Dhaka,  Fri,  28 October 2016
Published : 16 Oct 2016, 22:38:00

Libya not safe for Bangladeshis: Shahriar

Libya not safe for Bangladeshis: Shahriar
Bangladeshis are not allowed to go to Libya as the law and order in the north African country is not safe for them, says State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam.

"The government currently is not allowing Bangladeshi migrants to go to north African country Libya due to security reasons," the state minister said while addressing a seminar in Dhaka on Sunday.

Manusher Jonno Foundation organised the seminar on "Irregular Labour Migration in Bangladesh: Crises and Ways forward" at the Cirdap Auditorium with its Executive Director Shaheen Anam in the chair. Senior Secretary to the Home Ministry, Dr Mozammel Haque Khan, also spoke on the issue.

The state minister told the seminar that the government is always aware about the safety and security of the migrant workers and the people going abroad. 

Despite the awareness, many jobseekers became victim of fraudulent activities after going abroad through illegal channels, Shahriar said, adding that legal actions had also been taken against the people who were involved in such criminal activities, according to a news agency. – bz

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