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BGMEA for transparent investigation into Shahidul’s death

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan has expressed deep concern over the death of labour leader Shahidul Islam.He demanded a transparent and thorough investigation into the incident to find out all the culprits behind his death.The BGMEA President also demanded that all those who are involved in the incident should be brought to trial and punished. He demands complete accountability from the investigating authority, said a press release.A distinguished team headed by Dr. Lilly Nicholls, High Commissioner of Canada to Bangladesh, visited BGMEA and met with the BGMEA President today.The team also included Dr. Bernd Spanier, Deputy Head of Mission of the European Union in Bangladesh; Jan Janowski, Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy; Duncan Overfield, Deputy Development Director of the UK High Commission; Tuomo Poutiainen, Country Director, ILO Bangladesh; Ms. Leena Khan, Labor Attach‚ of the US Embassy; Bradley Coates, Political Counsellor of the Canadian High Commission; and Ms Vanessa Beaumont, Second Secretary Political of the UK High Commission.They expressed deep concern about the death of labour leader Shahidul Islam and wanted that all culprits are brought to justice immediately.BGMEA Vice President Shahidullah Azim, Vice President Md. Nasir Uddin and chairmen of different standing committees of BGMEA were also present at the meeting.

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