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Passenger says immigration officer at Dhaka airport advised her to “find a Bangladeshi man, get married”

A female passenger has reportedly been advised to get married and settle down in Dhaka by an immigration officer at Dhaka airport.

 

The passenger, Priyanka Basu, shared her experience on Twitter on January 5, 2023 – that received a lot of reactions, reports the Hindustan Times.

 

After enquiring her details at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, the immigration officer apparently advised Priyanka to “find a Bangladeshi man, get married and settle in Dhaka.”

 

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He also noted down her contact number to be in touch if a “suitable match” comes up, Priyanka tweeted.

 

There were many responses to the tweet, with Twitterati making jokes and mocking the immigration officer’s advice.

 

“Never knew this was part of their job description,” said one Twitter user.

 

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Another wrote, “Sounds like this officer has stakes in a ‘marriage bureau’, start-up (dating service) as you call them in the West. I hope he will soon make you an offer you cannot refuse.”

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh