A 17-member eminent citizen inquiry committee has been formed to find out the real cause of the fire that caused so many casualties in the MV Abhijan-10 passenger launch, identify those responsible and make necessary recommendations for building a risk-free, people-friendly marine communication system.
Fifteen social organizations, including Paribesh Bachao Andalan (PABA), Nirapod Naupath Bastobayon Andolon (Safe Waterways Implementation Movement) and National Committee for Protection of Waterways, Roads and Railways, have jointly formed the committee involving concerned experts, representatives of different classes and professions.
PABA's chairman Abu Naser Khan formally announced the formation of the committee at a press conference held at its office at Kalabagan in the city on Tuesday. The committee was asked to submit its report with recommendations within the next three weeks, he said.
PABA Chairman Abu Naser Khan has been made the convener of the Citizen Inquiry Committee. Aminur Rasul Babul has been made member secretary of the Committee, while Ashish Kumar Dey, a journalist, writer and a shipping researcher, will act as chief coordinator of the committee.
Bangladesh University of Engineering (BUET) Prof Dr Mir Tareq Ali, former director general of Water resources planning Engineer Enamul Haque and former chief naval engineer at V Ships in Glasgow, UK. Abdul Hamid.