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Only Pakistan-bound journalists should be monitored: BD MP

By Monitoring Desk
May 22, 2017

DHAKA: The parliamentary committee directive to monitor to Bangladeshi journalists while travelling abroad was actually intended only for those travelling to Pakistan on the invitation of the Pakistan government, reported foreign media.

Mehjabeen Khaled, member of the standing committee on foreign affairs, admitted that she had raised the issue of monitoring journalists at a meeting after finding out some journalists who take part in the tour made statements that undermine Bangladesh.  “I felt we should find out if there was a conspiracy going on against the government,” she said. She added that the recommendations of the standing committee were wrongly interpreted by the foreign ministry to mean all Bangladeshi journalists travelling abroad.