Reported on: April 05, 2012 16:46 PM
Reported in: National
Dhaka, Apr 5 (UNB) - A parliamentary body on Thursday stressed the need for immediate solution to the ongoing crisis of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
The parliamentary watchdog body on Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry sat at its 32nd meeting at Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday with its president Engineer Mosharraf Hossain in the chair.
It also suggested the ministry to strictly monitor whether taking aircraft on lease and other activities in Biman are being conducted with transparency, and strongly recommended brining offenders to book if any irregularity is found.
Committee members Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Lt Col Faruq Khan, Syed Mohsin Ali, Moinuddin Khan Badal, CAAB chairman Mahmud Hossain Biman Managing Director Jakiul Islam and senior officials of the ministry, were, among others, present at the meeting.
On Tuesday, pilots, officials and staff of Biman threatened that they would go on a 48-hour strike from April 16 demanding resignation of the Biman chairman and members of its board of directors.
They also threatened to go on an indefinite strike if their demands were not met after the 48-hour strike.
Seven trade unions of Biman demanded that Biman's Chairman and members of Biman's board of directors resign immediately taking the liability of what they claimed Tk 1,000 crore loss that the national flag carrier incurred due to inefficiency of the current board.