Shariful Hasan | The Daily Star
  • Shariful Hasan

  • No Saudi-bound Bangladeshi missed flight last night

    Despite going through several uncertainties regarding acquiring plane tickets and Covid-19 certificates over the last few days, all 302 Saudi-bound Bangladeshi passengers were able to leave Dhaka on flight SV-802 of Saudi Airlines.
  • All Saudi-bound Bangladeshi passengers test negative, will receive Covid-19 certificates at Dhaka airport

    All the expatriate Bangladeshis who are scheduled to fly for Saudi Arabia tonight have tested negative for Covid-19. Health officials have said the passengers can go to airport and receive printed copies of Covid-19 negative certificates from the health desk by showing the text messages sent to them.
  • Flight to Saudi Arabia in a few hours, still waiting for Covid-19 certificate

    Mohammad Arif and his father Mohammad Shahidullah's flight to Saudi Arabia is at 12:30am tonight. But they have not yet received their Covid-19 certificates. They are counting every minute at a hotel in Dhaka's Fakirapool as they can't go to Saudi Arabia without the certificate. They don't know when to start for the airport.
  • How many Kulsums have to die!

    According to her primary education certificate, Umme Kulsum was only 14-years-old. But to send her to Saudi Arabia as a domestic worker, her passport falsely portrayed her as 25—since that is the minimum age for women to go as labour workers to Saudi Arabia. But the dream that the middleman had sold to Kulsum’s family was broken within a year and a half when she returned to her family as a corpse.
  • How many Kulsums have to die!

    Kulsum died on August 9 this year while undergoing treatment at the King Faisal Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Her lifeless body arrived in the country on September 12. The family claimed that her employer and his son had beaten Kulsum, breaking her legs and arms, as well as injuring her waist. Her eye was also damaged. Merciless as they were, she was left on the street in this miserable condition. Later, Saudi police rescued her and took her to the hospital where she died in a few months.