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12:00 AM, December 30, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 30, 2019

Doing the needful

Recently, upon my return from an overseas trip, I noticed that a number of flights had also arrived from the Middle East at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. In no time, the immigration area was crowded. I was curious to see that along with the existing counters for diplomats and airline crew, there was an “Official” counter for government officials. As the regular counter was packed, mostly with migrant workers, some of them moved to the special counter but they were shooed away by the immigration officials. I was annoyed that the so-called “public servants” get preferential treatment while migrant workers, whose remittances make up the second-highest foreign currency income of the country, are ignored. Could we not be a little lenient to these workers?


ABM Nurul Islam, by email


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