May 11, 2021, 1:24 am
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No action against MP Papul until Kuwait communicates officially: Foreign minister

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today said the Kuwaiti government is yet to inform anything about the conviction of Bangladeshi MP Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul in a case related to human trafficking, residency visa trading and money laundering.

“We can’t take any decision until we know about it officially. The Kuwaiti government is yet to officially convey it to us,” he told reporters after attending a function in the city.

Foreign Minister Momen said they will share the matter with the relevant offices and Parliament once they receive documents from the Kuwait government.

“Then a decision will be taken as per rules,” he said.

A Kuwait court on Thursday sentenced Papul, an independent MP from Laxmipur-2, to four years in prison and fined him 1.97 million Kuwaiti dinars (around Tk 55 crore) in a bribery case.

Momen said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked the Bangladesh Ambassador to Kuwait to get the official document.

The foreign minister pointed out that Papul did not go to Kuwait using a diplomatic passport or as an MP but he went there as a businessman.

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