Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged air passengers including very important persons (VIPs) to abide by existing security rules and regulations of the airports in the country, issuing a strong warning that errant passengers will be barred from boarding aircraft in future for violating the laws.
"We've given special attention to the security of our airports … all passengers will have to accept the existing international security rules and regulations (of the airports)," she said.
She went on saying: "The ministers, parliament members, chiefs of the armed forces and other senior officials are present here. We've to ensure security of the airports in the way it is maintained in airports abroad."
The prime minister said all will have to abide by the security rules and regulations of the airports and none can violate it. "If anyone try to break the laws, he or she will be prevented from boarding the plane in future … I'll do it, and all will have to keep this in mind," she said.
Sheikh Hasina said this while inaugurating the much-awaited construction work of Taka 21,300 crore 'Third Terminal' of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in the capital this morning.
From the same function, she also opened Bangladesh Biman's two new Dreamliner aircrafts Boeing 787-9 named 'Sonar Tori' and 'Achin Pakhi' as well as a new mobile app of the national flag carrier.