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Obaidul Quader returns home

  • Published at 07:14 pm May 15th, 2019
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Awami League members welcome General Secretary Obaidul Quader after coming out of the aircraft at Dhaka airport on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The Awami League general secretary calls on party President Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban after landing in Dhaka

Obaidul Quader, who was undergoing treatment in Singapore, returned home after two and a half months.

The Road Transport and Bridges minister and also Awami League general secretary landed in Dhaka around 6pm on Wednesday.

While talking to reporters at the airport lounge, Quader praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina saying she showed him motherly affection and she did everything what a mother should do for her child.

“I have no word to express my gratitude to the Prime Minister. I am grateful to her,” he said.

The minister then went straight to Ganabhaban to meet party President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Earlier he started his journey from Singapore to Bangladesh on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight around 2pm, said Awami League acting general secretary Mahabubul Alam Hanif.

Leaders and activists of Awami League and officials of the Road, Transport and Bridges Ministry received Quader at the airport’s VVIP terminal. 

On Sunday, Quader spoke to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina over phone and expressed his wish to come home as soon as possible.

The Awami League general secretary was initially admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital on March 3, as he was having breathing problems. Tests revealed three blockages in his coronary artery, and he was flown to Singapore for treatment the next day.

According to doctors, Quader was suffering from uncontrolled diabetes and blood pressure. He also had an electrolyte imbalance.

He underwent a bypass surgery on March 20.