Publish: 11 Dec 2021, 04:04 pm
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Dr Murad Hassan has
reportedly been turned away from Pearson International Airport in Toronto,
this regard, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Canada Dr. Khalilur Rahman said,
whether Murad Hasan has come to this country, whether he has been able to enter
or where he is if he can enter; we have no information on this regard.
have seen various reports in the newspapers about Murad Hasan coming to
Canada," he said. A newspaper says he was interrogated at immigration.
Another newspaper says he is in Montreal. Besides, the Bangladesh government
did not inform the embassy about his visit.
have good communication with the Canadian immigration authorities," he
said. We must have been notified if anything else had happened. The embassy was
immediately contacted if any Bangladeshi was in danger in Canada. But the
authorities have not contacted us about this.
the face of controversy, Murad resigned as state minister on December 7. On the
night of 9 December, he left Dhaka for Canada on a diplomatic passport.
it is reported that he was turned away from Pearson International Airport in
Toronto on Friday (December 10). Citing relatives of Murad living in Canada,
the Canadian-based online portal 'Notun Desh' reports.
arrived at Toronto Pearson International Airport on a United Arab Emirates
flight around 1.30pm on Friday, the report said. He was taken into custody by
Canadian Immigration and Border Services Agency officials for questioning. He
was interrogated for a long time.
said Murad was informed at the time that many Canadians had strongly objected
to the government's decision to allow Murad to enter the country. At one point,
Murad was flown on a plane to a Middle Eastern country by officials from the
Canadian Immigration and Border Services Agency.
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