Previously, Bangladeshis could hold dual citizenship of 57 countries besides their country of birth, which will now go up to 101 countries…reports Asian Lite News
A Cabinet meeting chaired by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday passed a proposal that paved the way for Bangladeshis to acquire dual citizenship of 44 more countries.
The meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office also approved a proposal to issue an SRO by the Security Services Division to this end.
Government spokesman Mahbub Hossain told reporters that the Cabinet approved that Bangladeshis can avail dual citizenship of 44 newly-added countries while keeping their Bangladeshi citizenship intact.
Previously, Bangladeshis could hold dual citizenship of 57 countries besides their country of birth, which will now go up to 101 countries.
The 44 countries include Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Algeria, Sudan, Morocco, Ghana, Rwanda, Burundi, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Libya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Gambia, Botswana, Mauritius, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Suriname, Uruguay, Guiana, Cuba, Dominica, Haiti, Barbados, Bahamas, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Fiji.
‘Committed to combat terrorism’
Reiterating her government’s commitment towards the fight against militancy, terrorism, drugs and corruption, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged the people to remain vigilant.
“Our drive against militancy, terrorism, drugs and corruption will continue. All of you must remain cautious regarding this matter,” she said, and also requested the parents to remain alert so that their children do not get drawn to drugs and militancy.
Hasina said this while addressing a public rally at TT High School ground at Bhangar Haat in Gopalganj.
Criticising the previous regimes of Ziaur Rahman and his wife Khaleda Zia, she said: “When the BNP came to power, terrorism and militancy destroyed the country. The BNP is that party which does not even respect their own party constitution.”
“The Jamat and the BNP do not want the welfare of people. The constitution of the BNP has been erased, and the responsibility of the party was handed to a convicted accused. The Awami League cannot be compared with them,” she said.
Hasina has visited her constituency, Gopalganj through the Padma Bridge, for the sixth time since its inauguration.