2 lakh Rohingyas went abroad with BD passport: Minister
Published: 06:12 PM, 28 April 2018
Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam BSC said about 2.5 lakh Rohingyas went to different countries of the world by using Bangladeshi passports.
The minister said this while speaking as the chief guest at the ceremony held at Sonargaon Hotel in the city on Saturday.
Center for NRB-Resident Bangladeshi organized this program as part of the World Conference Series.
The expatriates` welfare minister said 200,000-250,000 Rohingyas have gone to different countries in the country with Bangladeshi passports. In those countries, they are sending money to Myanmar. When we go to different countries, many people identifying themselves Rohingyas come to visit us. When inquired, they say they are Rohingyas.
acknowledging that the syndicate was sent to Malaysia, Nurul Islam said it is not in our country. These Syndicates are in Malaysia.
The minister said efforts have been taken to provide incentives to increase remittance in the country. Meanwhile, a proposal of incentive has been sent to the Prime Minister. The incentive will be started if the finance minister is agreed to the terms. As a result, expatriate income will increase.
Presided over by the Center for NRB Chairman MS Sekil Chowdhury, the former caretaker government advisor Hossain Zillur Rahman, FBCCI president Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, Election Commission secretary Helaluddin Ahmed, Bangladesh Bank Deputy Governor Abu Hena Moha spoke on the occasion.
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