To resolve the ongoing Rohingya crisis in the country, the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina should take special initiative, said the Secretary General of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday.
“BNP has long been urging the Prime Minister to take special initiative and effort especially with the countries that are still backing the incumbent Myanmar government that is carrying out genocide against the Rohingya people.”
The Secretary General made the comment Saturday morning while talking to the reporters at the party Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s office in Gulshan prior to her journey to Cox’s Bazar to visit Rohingya camps.
“The government must take all the initiatives to stop persecuting the Rohingyas and force Myanmar government to take back its citizens. And for this the government needs to convince the international body as well.”
The BNP Leader said their chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to Cox’s Bazar to stand beside Rohingyas and distribute relief materials among 10,000 families of Myanmar’s forcibly displaced citizens.
He said their party wants the government to intensify its diplomatic efforts and pursue the UN and other countries to mount pressure on Myanmar to take back their citizens.
Earlier, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia started her journey for Chittagong on Saturday morning as she has embarked on a four-day tour of Cox’s Bazar to visit the Rohingyas who have taken shelter there in the face of persecution in their own country, Myanmar.