A delegation team of “Bangladesh Anti Tobacco Allaince (Bangladesh Tamak Birodhi Jote-BATA)” met honorable Home Minister Mrs. Sahara Khatun MP on her government residence on 9 May.
The delegation team request her to take initiative for create smoke free area all police stations, which is smoke free by law. And the coming WNTD is theme on based on women and tobacco. The delegation team also informs her about tobacco taxation and law amendment issues, which is ongoing by NBR and MoH.
Mr Arifur Rahman, CEO of YPSA handed over the recommendation letter to the Home minister.
Mr Abu Naser Khan, Chairman of Poribesh Bachaon Andolon (Banglades Environment Movement-POBA) handed over the tobacco control related publication to the Home Minister.
While Helal Ahmed; General Secretary of Protysha Anti Drug Club, Mr Rafikul Islam of MANOBIK, Mr Syed Mahbubul Alam; Office secretary of BATA, Mr Shiek Habibur Rahman; Program Director of MUS, Mr Jasim Uddin; ED of Sona Bangla Foundation, Mr Shamsul Alam; Program Director of ACLAB, Mrs Shagufta Sultana; Project Coordinator of NATAB, Mr Bidhan Chandra Pul; Program officer of The Hunger Project Bangladesh, Aminul Islam Sujon and Syeda Anonna Rahman of WBB Trust were present.