Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday urged the international community to mount pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas.
He made the call at a regular briefing at his official residence.
Since the outbreak of the Rohingya crisis, the Sheikh Hasina government has been seeking supported of the international community for a peaceful solution to the crisis and continuing its diplomatic efforts, he said.
Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said about 1.2 million Rohingyas have taken shelter in Teknaf-Ukhia, putting a great pressure on the economy of Bangladesh and harming the environment.
Both the social environment and the biodiversity are now at stake as huge people have been living in a place beyond its capacity, Quader said.
The government has taken steps to relocate the Rohingyas to Bhasanchar with more facilities due to the delay in their repatriation to Myanmar, Quader said.