Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif left the country for Canada on Friday morning.
Hanif's personal assistant Tariqe Ul Islam Tutul confirmed the news to The Daily Star, saying that the AL leader went to Canada to meet his wife and two sons who are settled there, and in connection with his brother's illness.
Hanif, a lawmaker from Kushtia-3, left Bangladesh by a Qatar Airways flight that left Dhaka at 3:45am, Tutul confirmed.
A close aide of Hanif said he could not meet his family for two years due to political activities and of late the coronavirus situation, and thus he went to Canada to visit them.
He also informed that Hanif will return soon.