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1 lakh people missing in US each year: FM Momen

Only 700 gone missing in 10yrs in Bangladesh


Published : 21 Jan 2022 11:04 PM | Updated : 21 Jan 2022 11:04 PM

In the last 10 years, 700 people have gone missing in Bangladesh and one lakh people go missing every year in America, said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen.  

Mentioning the information he said, “Missing people come back in our country. However, the people of big countries talk about missing people but cannot find the missing people of their country.”

He made the remark safter visiting Syed Monwar Ali Atgram College, Shirilab Chowdhury Child Kindergarten and three other schools in Nagdipur village of Jagdal union in Dirai upazila of Sunamganj district on Friday afternoon.

Referring to US sanctions on the RAB he said, “Some people do not like the law and order situation in the country. They like terror and are addicted to drugs. RAB launched operations against them. That is why they are spreading propaganda against RAB.”

“RAB is very efficient in their work. Sadly, the United States has received one-sided information. In two cases, what the RAB did was wrong. They were punished in the judicial process for this. The RAB was created by the Americans. Therefore, we would like to invite them to come and see everything here in Bangladesh and speak afterward finding the facts. It is not right to take action without knowing and sorting out the information,” he further said. 

Vijay Daryanani, Minister for Business, Tourism and the Port of UK, Advocate Shamima Shahriar, Member of Parliament from the reserved women's seat, UK House of Commons Ipswich MP Tom Hunt, CEO of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council Samantha Cohen, District Awami League General Secretary Enamul Kabir Emon and founder of Syed Monwar Ali Atgram College were present during this time, among others.