BGMEA asks govt to tighten security in factories

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) yesterday urged the government to beef up security in the apparel industrial units with additional police forces so that peaceful atmosphere is maintained in Ramadan.

The BGMEA leaders put forward the proposal during a meeting with Home Minister Sahara Khatun at her Secretariat office in Dhaka.

BGMEA President Abdus Salam Murshedy said the minister assured them of taking every possible steps, including deployment of more police forces to prevent all types of unrest and untoward incidents.

“We told her that the present situation in the garment sector returned to normalcy after a weeklong unrest on announcement of the minimum wage for apparel workers,” he said.

“We urged her to beef up security in garment factories during Ramadan,” the BGMEA leader told reporters.

Briefing newsmen, Sahara hinted that a quarter is trying to put the government into trouble by getting involved in the garment industry unrest. “But we'll not tolerate it and asked all not to take laws in hand,” she said.

Sahara also said leaders of a certain political party are issuing threats against the government. “We'll resist them in strong hands.”

Source : The Daily Star

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