A fresh batch of 145 irregular Bangladeshi citizens returned home from Libya on Wednesday by a chartered flight of Buraq Air, taking the total number of returnees to 398 so far, reports UNB.
The Bangladeshis were in Benghazi detention centre.On arrival at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, the destitute repatriated Bangladeshi citizens were welcomed by the officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The IOM gave each of them pocket money of Tk 6,500 and some food items.
The process of repatriating Bangladeshis trapped in Libya is ongoing with the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bangladesh Embassy, Tripoli and with the financial support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Those who are in the detention centres of Libya will be brought back gradually.
Bd-pratidin English/Golam Rosul