The Department of Immigration and Passports will be reorganised soon, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.
He made the statement yesterday while talking to journalists at his ministry office.
The remark came after a journalist raised a question about Biman Bangladesh Airline’s Captain Fazal Mahmood who was held at Qatar airport without his passport to fly Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina back home.
“When immigration police asked him to show his passport, he [Fazal Mahmood], said that his passport was in his bag,” the minister said, adding that a sub Inspector of Immigration Police was suspended temporarily in this regard.
During the press briefing, the home minister also said that holidaymakers celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with festivity this year, except a few sporadic incidents, as the government has ensured foolproof security across the country.
“Coast Guard, Police, Rapid Action Battalion and intelligence agencies were active during the Eid celebrations. They worked hard to ensure security at tourist spots along with the help of common people,” he said.