Allow RMG workers to get Eid holidays in phases: Home minister

Published: May 19, 2019 16:58:24 | Updated: May 19, 2019 18:29:33

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has asked the owners of garment factories to allow the workers to go on Eid holidays in phases.

According to UNB, he also urged the owners to pay salaries and bonus in time ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The minister came up with the statement while talking to reporters on Sunday after a meeting with members of law enforcement agencies at the Secretariat.

Asaduzzaman Khan said tight security measures will be taken across the country to ensure the peaceful celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr.

"Adequate security personnel will be deployed alongside conducting block raids in different towns. Besides, there'll be check-posts at the entry and exit points of the capital," he said.

Replying to a question whether there is any threat of sabotage, Asaduzzaman said: "No, there's no threat of sabotage. Intelligence agencies are on alert."

The minister said action will be taken if buses or launches carry passengers beyond their capacities and passengers are charged extra fare.

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