A Biman Bangladesh Airlines pilot, who was en route to bring Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from Finland, was caught without a passport in Qatar, the media reported on Friday.
“It will be investigated with due importance how the pilot got on the plane at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport without a passport,” he said.
Biman, the national carrier, will on Friday send another pilot to fly Hasina back, he added.
The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is in Finland as part of her official trips to three countries. She had earlier visited Japan and Saudi Arabia.
She is scheduled to return to Bangladesh on Saturday.
A special flight of the flag carrier will ferry Hasina to Dhaka after she will have reached Qatar from Finland by another flight, according to Biman officials.
Fazal flew a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Dhaka to Qatar on Wednesday night for the prime minister, the officials said.
The issue of him carrying no passport was discovered when the flight reached Qatar.
Social media users claimed in posts that the pilot was detained at immigration of Doha International Airport for having no passport on him.