The High Court on Sunday directed the authorities concerned to take immediate steps to control mosquitoes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.
The bench of Justice JBM Hasan and Fatema Najib passed the order during a hearing on a supplementary petition submitted in this regard.
The court asked the Civil Aviation Authority Bangladesh (CAAB) chairman to submit a report in this regard within the next 10 days.
Advocate Tanvir Ahmed appeared for the petitioners during the hearing.
The petition was submitted attaching a recently published report in this regard on a national daily newspaper, said advocate Tanvir.
On February 26, 2019, the lawyer sent a legal notice to the authority after spotting some local and foreign passengers being menaced by mosquitos during his visit to the airport at night.
He asked the authority to take steps in this regard within three days of receiving the notice as it will degrade the country's reputation.
On March 3, that year he filed a writ petition to the High Court in this regard after receiving no reply to the notice.
On March 12, 2019, the High Court issued a rule questioning the negligence of the authority in killing mosquitoes at the Shahjalal International Airport.
Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, CAAB Chairman, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor and commissioner of the ward adjacent to the airport were made respondents to the rule.