Draft bill okayed with death penalty for obstructing flights

The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of ‘The Civil Aviation Bill, 2017’ incorporating a provision for capital punishment or life term and a fine of maximum Tk five crore for obstructing any aircraft operation.

The approval was given at the regular weekly meeting of the cabinet held at the Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said the draft law has been formulated making the existing Civil Aviation Ordinance of 1960 more time-befitting one and incorporating guidelines for read more

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