25 Bangladeshis stranded in Afghanistan finally coming home

Some 25 Bangladeshis are returning from Herat province of Afghanistan where they were stranded after their visa expired a year ago, a senior official at the foreign ministry has said.

Senior Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 16 Nov 2016, 05:26 PM
Updated : 16 Nov 2016, 05:26 PM

They will arrive at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday at around 9:45am in a flight from Dubai, the official said.

The Bangladeshi workers went to Afghanistan to work in a factory which turned out to be a fake one, the official added.

“Their visa expired about a year ago and they were without salary for last one year,” the official told bdnews24.com.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Bangladesh Embassy in Tashkent were working on their repatriation with the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

The Afghan government approved their gratis visa and the IOM provided the tickets.