‘Decision after joint meeting’ whether to send female workers to KSA

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16th November, 2019 10:38:15 printer

‘Decision after joint meeting’ whether to send female workers to KSA

Following demand from different quarters to stop the sending of female manpower to Saudi Arabia as they often face physical and sexual assault there, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad on Saturday said the issue will come up for discussion at the Joint Technical Group meeting billed for November 26-27.

“The decision about stopping sending female workers will be taken after the meeting,” he said this while talking to reporters at Chapainawabganj Technical Training Centre.

The minister also said they will take measures so that female workers can work abroad with safety and dignity. “We’ll go for other option if we fail to this end.”

Imran Ahmed inaugurated the outsourcing training course and opened the Bangabandhu Corner at the technical training centre.

Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Selim Reza, Additional Secretary Mosharraf Hossain and Deputy Commissioner of the district AZM Nurul Haque were present on the occasion.

Jatiya Party and Gonoforum MPs in Parliament on Tuesday demanded that sending female manpower to Saudi Arabia for domestic works be stopped as they often face physical assault and harassment.


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