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12:00 AM, June 28, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 28, 2020

Zero tolerance for human trafficking: expats’ minister

Bangladesh improves on US watchlist

Expatriates' Welfare Minister Imran Ahmad yesterday said his ministry has been working as per directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to ensure safe, regular, orderly and responsible labour migration. 

The ministry will show zero tolerance against any illegal activities in this regard, he said.

Besides, he reiterated his ministry's stance to overcome shortcomings in the elimination of human trafficking, said a press release.

"The government has zero tolerance policy against heinous crimes like human trafficking," he said.

He said Bangladesh has been upgraded to "Tier 2" from "Tier 2 Watchlist" in the US State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report 2020, because of the PM's apt leadership.

Besides, licence suspension of different recruiting agencies for illegal activities, government's awareness campaign and law enforcement agencies' mobility played significant roles in such achievement, he further said.

Alongside different ministries and government agencies, roles of International Organization for Migration, development partners, civil societies and media helped with the zero tolerance policy, he added.

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