Bangladesh bars 62 VIP's from leaving the country
In a major crackdown newly elected Awami League government has barred a host of people from leaving country. Many of these poeple are political activists and belong to opposition BNP.
Bangladeshi authorities have issued an order asking immigration officials to prevent the exit of 62 VIP's, including a number of BNP, a report said here on Wednesday.
"A list has been sent to Zia International Airport and all border points, asking immigration officials to stop exit of 62 VIP's, mostly former ministers and lawmakers of the past BNP led govt," the widely circulated Shamokal newspaper said.
Home Ministry officials declined to confirm the report immediately but airport sources say four influential people who were named in the list have been barred from leaving the country as they tried to go abroad.