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Dr Murad returns home

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 12th December, 2021 05:32:05 PM
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Dr Murad returns home

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Former State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Murad Hasan has come back to Dhaka after having failed to enter Canada and the UAE.

Murad returned via a flight of Emirates (EK 586) which landed around 4:55pm, said a member of aviation security of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

Although rumour had it that Murad Hasan will be arriving in the country on an Emirates Airlines flight on Sunday morning at 8:00am, but he didn’t board the flight.

Murad, who had left Bangladesh early Friday, was denied entry into Canada by the country’s border services agency.

Upon his arrival at the Pearson International Airport at around 1:31pm local time, he was taken into custody upon arrival by officials of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for quizzing.

According to various sources related to the airport, during interrogation, he was asked about the recent developments surrounding him in Bangladesh.

Later, he was sent back to Dubai on a flight of the Emirates Airlines from Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Friday.

It is learned that Murad Hasan was trying to get a visa to the United Arab Emirates after failing to enter Canada. But even that attempt failed.

Murad Hasan came to the limelight last week over his derogatory remarks.

He made hateful and racist remarks about Tarique Rahman’s daughter Zaima Rahman a few days ago.

Meanwhile, a scandalous audio leak involving a conversation between him and two actors went viral on the social media.

On 6 December evening, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had asked Murad Hasan to step down. He resigned the following day. President Abdul Hamid also accepted his resignation.

After resigning, Murad apologised through a Facebook post saying, “Forgive me if I have done anything wrong or if my words have hurt mothers and sisters.”

Meanwhile, he has been relieved of his post of health and population affairs secretary in Jamalpur district Awami League.