Dhaka: 2:57 AM, Thu, 21 Jun, 2018

Don't try to catch fish in troubled water; says Health Minister

A K Azad : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2017-09-09 5:32:15 PM     ||     Updated: 2017-09-10 8:51:31 AM

Staff Correspondent: Spokesperson of 14-party alliance and Awami League Presidium Member Mohammed Nasim has urged all irrespective of parties and faiths to stand beside the government over the Rohingya issue.

"Rohingya crisis is a humanitarian issue. None should try to catch fish in the troubled water to create any issue over the matter," he said.

The Minister said this while speaking at a press conference after the end of a meeting of the alliance at the Awami League (AL) president's political office on Saturday.

Nasim, also minister for health and family welfare, urged all to cooperate with the government shunning all differences.

"The government is providing shelter to Rohingya refugees on completely humanitarian grounds," he said.

The minister said because of the government's diplomatic success, the United Nations, the USA and many countries have condemned the ongoing violence on Rohingya community in Myanmar.

He said the entire world have been witnessing how the Bangladesh government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working to handle the Rohingya crisis.

"We cannot support the violence carried out on Rohingya people. It is severe violation of humanity. It cannot be continued," he said.

Nasim said it is a huge burden to give shelter the massive number of refugees in a densely populated country like Bangladesh.


risingbd/Dhaka/September 09, 2017/Nasir/A K Azad