Negative information is being presented to the US lawmakers: Parliamentary Committee US Ban On RAB
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Negative information is being presented to the US lawmakers: Parliamentary Committee

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 06 Jan 2022, 09:45 pm

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, January 6: The Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs has commented that negative information about Bangladesh is being presented to the US lawmakers.

This was stated in the observation of the committee in the light of the US sanctions on the former and current officers of the elite forces of Bangladesh. It is mentioned that one or another lobbyist group or PR organization is doing this work. Therefore, the Parliamentary Standing Committee thinks that it is necessary to appoint a lobbyist for Bangladesh as a counter to this.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been advised to take necessary steps after discussing the issue. The suggestion was made at a meeting of the committee held at the parliament building on Wednesday (January 5).

After the meeting, committee chairman Muhammad Farooq Khan told reporters that many people are lobbying with US senators or congressmen. There are lobbyists for these jobs, there are PR organizations. Many negative information is presented to them for political reasons. So there has to be work. He hoped that if a lobbyist was appointed by Bangladesh in the United States, it would be possible to present accurate information there.

Quoting the ministry, the committee chairman said Bangladesh is currently in a very important position due to geo-political reasons. Geopolitics is also believed to be behind the ban. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen will visit the United States in February. The ban will then be discussed.

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, on December 10, the US Treasury Department announced the imposition of sanctions on the assets of 15 individuals and 10 organizations in various countries for alleged "grave human rights violations". In this list, the names of seven former and current officers of RAB of Bangladesh have been asked to be added to the list of travel bans in the United States.