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12:00 AM, May 29, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:00 AM, May 29, 2019

Don’t go abroad illegally: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the countrymen not to go abroad illegally by selling off everything as it might cost people’s lives.

“Many people go abroad in search of Golden Deer. This is true that many people can change their fate and our country also gets benefited...there’s no doubt about it. But, I think, there’s no need at all to go to another country illegally,” the PM said.

She came up with the remarks while speaking at a civic reception accorded to her at a hotel in Tokyo.

Hasina said many people were selling off their houses and lands to make their way into abroad without knowing any details about their job.

“May be the middlemen lured them with big dreams and people started chasing that dream, and they finally lost their lives.”

The PM said the government had introduced a registration system in all digital centres across the country for overseas jobseekers and their lists will be preserved at the Expatriate Welfare Ministry.

“Anyone can go abroad after checking the nature of the job, salary and other necessary information regarding the job.”

The premier said the government is providing training to overseas jobseekers so that they could get better jobs as well as set up Prabashi Kalyan Bank to give them loan.

She said the overseas jobseekers do not need to sell their houses and land as there is provision in the bank to provide collateral-free loans to the extremely poor people.

Mentioning that 100 economic zones are being set up across the country, she said there would be huge investment as well as jobs which will eventually improve the people’s lifestyle.

The PM recalled the contributions of expatriates towards developing the country and urged them to invest in Bangladesh.

She called on the expatriates to abide by the laws of the countries they live in.

State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad and State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shariar Alam also spoke at the programme.

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