PM hopes to settle Rohingya problem peacefully

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her firm conviction that her government would be able to resolve the Rohingya crisis peacefully with the help of the international community despite many obstacles.


Replying to a question from treasury bench member Md Abdul Matin in the House on Wednesday, the Prime Minister said the government would take steps for rehabilitation of the local people of the Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas of the Cox’s Bazar district who lost their livelihood due to the influx of huge number of Rohingyas in their localities.


Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has successfully got the support of the international community for repatriation of the Rohingyas to their homeland in the Rakhaine state of Myanmar.


“The whole world community stood beside Bangladesh for the generosity that we have shown to the displaced people, welcoming our steps taken for their shelter,” she said.


Sheikh Hasina said the international community is working together for repatriation of the Myanmar nationals to their country.


Replying to a supplementary question from Abdur Rahman Bodi, a parliament member from Cox’s Bazar, the Prime Minister said influx of Rohingyas caused huge damage to nature of the area and livelihood of the local people.


So the government has taken decision to provide food support as well as new occupational opportunities to the local people who are suffering the most because of the Rohingya influx, the prime minister said.


Source: BSS

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