Israfil Alam is the chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on Labor and Employment. Recently he came to the United States as a member of labor and employment ministry-related committee. In an exclusive interview with Voice of America, he talks about the limitations of employing people within the country and emphasizes on Bangladeshi laborer employed overseas.
He, however, says that the present government in Bangladesh is trying to reduce the migration cost and is determined to see that these people do not suffer either during the recruitment time or during their work abroad. He said that embassies have been instructed to oversee the welfare of the workers abroad.