Immigration system in Bangladesh airports to be overhauled

_A Monitor Report1 Jul, 2019 | 574 Views|-+
Dhaka : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has recently said that steps will be taken to overhaul the immigration system at all airports of the country, including that of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

"There're allegations of harassment at the immigration. We take steps immediately if we get any complaint. Now the immigration system will be overhauled," said the minister while exchanging Eid greetings with reporters at the Secretariat.

Special Branch members have been carrying out duties at the immigration department, but the government has a plan to operate it with only immigration police, he said adding, "The decision in this regard will be taken soon after discussions."

Talking about the harassment of expatriates at the immigration point, Asaduzzaman Khan said, "Sometimes the expatriates from different countries, including Syria and Baghdad, came with travel visas, and it takes time during verification as every person goes through verification. This is not harassment."

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