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AL to accord mass reception to PM on Oct 3

Thereport24.com Desk:

The ruling Awami League will accord a mass reception to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on October 3 (Saturday) on her being decorated with the United Nations highest award on environment affairs, "Champions of the Earth" and the "ICT Sustainable Development" award.

Awami League presidium member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim disclosed this to the press emerging from a meeting of the party secretariat held at the political office of party president Sheikh Hasina at Dhanmondi in the city on Tuesday afternoon.

On Sunday Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the United Nations environment award, "Champions of the Earth" and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) award at the UN headquarters in New York City on Saturday.

The minister said that Prime Minister would be accorded a mass reception on her arrival at the Shahjalal International Airport at 1-30 pm on October 3 (Saturday) on the day of her return home after receiving two prestigious UN awards and attending the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session.

Alongside, he said that the Prime Minister would be given a rousing reception, on behalf of the people of Bangladesh, by standing on both sides of the streets between the airport and Ganobhaban on the day.

In reply to a question on the ensuing Bangladesh tour of the cricket team of Australia, Mohammad Nasim, "The suspected militant attack is nothing but a lame excuse. Incident of attack of any sort had never been experienced in our sporting arena in the past. Over the past few years, the Prime Minister has been applauded worldwide for containing militancy with iron hand."

The minister termed as an isolated incident on the killing of an Italian citizen in terrorist attack at the city's Gulshan area saying that there was no connection of militants whatsoever in the murder of the Italian citizen.

At the meeting, Awami League (AL) joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif has been entrusted with responsibility as the coordinator for the planned mass reception ceremony.

Besides, a joint meeting of Awami League's associate bodies, party legislators of Dhaka and leaders of adjoining districts will be held at 11 am while an extended meeting of Dhaka City Awami League at 3 pm tomorrow (Wednesday) to make the mass reception a grand success. Mohammad Nasim presided over the meeting, also attended, among others, by AL joint general secretaries Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Dhaka City AL general secretary Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya (Bir Bikram), AL organising secretary Ahmed Hossain, secretariat members Habibur Rahman Siraj, Dr Abdur Razzak, Advocate Afzal Hossain, Fazilatunnessa Indira, Captain (Retd) AB Tajul Islam, Faridunnahar Laily, Asim Kumar Ukil and Advocate Mrinal Kanti Das.

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