Rohingyas, stranded Pakistanis burden for Bangladesh: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called the displaced Rohingyas and stranded Pakistanis a burden for Bangladesh, saying they are putting pressure on the country's economy.
"Three years have already passed after the Rohingya influx in Bangladesh, and it's a burden for us," the prime minister said.
The prime minister said this when the newly appointed Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bangladesh, Anne Gerard Van Leeuwen, paid a courtesy call on her at her Gono Bhaban residence.
The Rohingyas are also destroying the environment and forest resources of Cox's Bazar, she added.
PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the newsmen after the meeting.
Talking about the Rohingya issue, the Netherlands envoy apprised the PM of his talking about the issue with the refugees and NGO activists.
He expressed his realisation that the solution is rooted in send back the Rohingyas to their native land Myanmar.