Bangladesh High Commission

London

News Brief

London, 12 June 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returns home tonight wrapping up her four-day official visit to Canada to join the outreach session of the G7 Summit at the invitation of her Canadian counterpart Justine Trudeau.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated her request for deportation of Nur Chowdhury, one of Bangabandhu’s convicted killers, as she held a meeting with her Canadian counterpart Justine Trudeau on Sunday. The Canadian Premier simultaneously pointed out that Nur Chowdhury could not obtain citizen status in Canada. The Bangladesh Premier expressed her gratitude to the Canadian government for the support and assistance extended to her government in the wake of Rohingya crisis.

Canada’s Special Envoy on Myanmar Bob Rae called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her hotel suite in Toronto yesterday. They discussed issues on solving the Rohingya crisis. Deputy Premier of Saskatchewan and Minister for Trade and Export Development Gordon Wyant, and Minister for Immigration and Career Training Jeremy Harrison also met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her hotel. They congratulated the PM for Bangladesh economic successes in recent years under her dynamic leadership, showing keen interest in boosting the trade ties. Later, a business delegation including a number Bangladeshi origin Canadian businesspeople called on the PM. The Premier urged them to invest in Bangladesh taking the opportunities of the country’s very liberal trade regime.

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar paid a farewell call on President Md. Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in Dhaka yesterday. The outgoing Air Chief expressed his sincere gratitude to the President for giving necessary directives and extending cooperation during his tenure.

The Jatiya Sangsad has passed the supplementary budget of Taka 15,339 crore, 82 lakh and 50 thousand for the current fiscal to meet the increased expenditures under different ministries/divisions. Finance Minister A M A Muhith placed the supplementary budget for the current fiscal in the House on June 7 along with the national budget for fiscal 2018-19.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said, the government would enact a new law to ensure capital punishment to drug dons. The Minister said this in a question-answer session in the House yesterday.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has said, new educational institutions will be included in the MPO list though it was not announced in the new budget. The Minister said this while talking to the media at his office yesterday.

Muslims across the country are set to observe the holy Shab-e-Qadr or Lailatul Qadr, tonight when the first verses of the holy Quran were revealed to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).

The Bangladesh national women cricket team who has created history winning the Asia Cup trophy returned home yesterday. The President of BCB Nazmul Hassan Papon congratulating the women team declared that they will get taka two crore as bonus money for their outstanding performance.

DSEX, the key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, lost 0.05 per cent, or 3.15 points, to close at 5,326.44 points yesterday.

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