'Decision over sending female workers to Saudi after joint meeting'

Prothom Alo English desk | Update:

Expatriates welfare and overseas employment minister Imran Ahmad attends a programme at Chapainawabganj Technical Training Centre. Photo: UNBFollowing demand from different quarters to stop the sending of female manpower to Saudi Arabia, expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Imran Ahmad on Saturday said the issue will come up for discussion at the Joint Technical Group meeting billed for 26-27 November, reports UNB.

“The decision about stopping sending female workers will be taken after the meeting,” he said this while talking to reporters at Chapainawabganj Technical Training Centre.

The minister also said they will take measures so that female workers can work abroad with safety and dignity. “We’ll go for other option if we fail to this end.”

Imran Ahmed inaugurated the outsourcing training course and opened the Bangabandhu Corner at the technical training centre.

Jatiya Party and Gonoforum members of parliament on Tuesday demanded that sending female manpower to Saudi Arabia for domestic works be stopped as they often face physical assault and harassment.

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