Arriving at the iftar venue at 6pm, the prime minister went round the tables set for the guests and enquired about their wellbeing
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday hosted an iftar in honour of the judges, diplomats and high civil and military government officials at the green lawn of her official residence, Ganabhaban, in Dhaka.
Arriving at the iftar venue at 6pm, the prime minister went round the tables set for the guests and enquired about their wellbeing.
Before the iftar, a special prayer was offered seeking continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country and its people.
Khatib of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Ihsanul Haque conducted the munajat also seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and martyrs of the August 15 carnage in 1975, four national leaders and the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War.
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Law Minister Anisul Huq, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, State Minister for Public Administration Ismat Ara Sadique, the Cabinet secretary, principal secretary, the chiefs of the three services and the dean of the Diplomatic Corps were also present at the dais during the iftar.
Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda, judges of the Appellate and High Court Divisions, chairmen of Public Service Commission and University Grants Commission, IGP Javed Patwary, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, ambassadors and high commissioners of various foreign countries, including the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, India and Indonesia, also attended the iftar.
Besides, Bangabandhu's grandson Radwan Mujib Siddiq and many high civil and military officials joined the iftar.