"How long can Bangladesh bear such a huge burden?"
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (June 9, 2022) said the Rohingyas are creating social problems in Bangladesh as many of them are involved in drug and women trafficking.
The prime minister said this when the newly appointed Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Lilly Nicholls called on her at her Sangsad Bhaban office.
PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
The PM told the envoy that over 1.1 million Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh is causing a long-term problem.
"How long could Bangladesh bear such a huge burden?" she asked.
Bangladesh is providing temporary shelter to one lakh Rohingyas on Bhasan Char Island where they get better facilities, said the premier.
Canada will always support Bangladesh in this regard, said the high commissioner. She also mentioned that her country is creating an additional fund through charity for Rohingyas.
The envoy said Canada is highly pleased to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties with Bangladesh.
Nicholls also congratulated Bangladesh on the celebration of the golden jubilee of its Independence and the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.