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PM gives donation to families of 5 slain truck drivers, helpers

Update : 13 Apr 2013, 10:26 AM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday gave a donation to the families of five truck drivers and helpers who were killed in hartal violence in Feni and Khulna districts recently.

The prime minister handed over cheques for donation to the relatives of the victims at a function at her official residence.

The prime minister's Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad said that the financial assistance was given from the prime minister's Relief and Welfare Fund.

Bilkis Begum, wife of Nur Mohammad, received a savings certificate of Tk500,000 while Poly Khan, wife of Mohammad Sohan, Saira Begum, wife of Abdur Razzak Hawlader, and Mozammel Haque, father of Arshad Ali Dewan, received cheques for Tk200,000 each from the prime minister.

A cheque for Tk 200,000 will be sent to Ayesha Khatun, wife of deceased truck driver Shahidul Islam, through the deputy commissioner of Khulna, Abdul Malek told UNB.

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, State Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Jahangir Kabir Nanak, PM's Special Assistant and Joint General Secretary of Awami League Mahbubul Alam Hanif, AL Labour Affairs Secretary Habibur Rahman Siraj and General Secretary of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation Osman Al were, among others, present at the occasion.

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