Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina returns home after 20 days
12:00 AM, August 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:44 AM, August 09, 2019

PM returns home after 20 days

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home yesterday morning from London, wrapping up her official visit to the United Kingdom.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the PM touched down at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:45am.

Leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies greeted the PM at the Gono Bhaban after she reached there from the airport.

Meanwhile, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said the PM asked the authorities concerned to intensify the cleanliness programme to prevent the outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever, reports BSS.

“Just after returning home from abroad, she asked the authorities concerned to intensify the cleanliness programme further to prevent the outbreak of dengue… Now, checking the life-threatening dengue is our only task,” he said while addressing a programme at Dhanmondi-32 in the capital.

UNB reports, Hasina left Heathrow International Airport in London at 6:55pm (London time) on Wednesday. Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem saw her off at the airport.

The PM had gone to London on July 19. During her stay in the UK, she joined a conference of Bangladesh envoys in European countries on July 20.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland QC and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon separately called on Hasina in London.

On July 22, the PM underwent a successful surgery on her left eye at a London hospital.

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