Families of two ex-footballers, hockey player get homes

21 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Families of two


hockey player

get homes

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hands over the deed of a residential flat to a family member of a former player at a function at the PM’s official Ganabhaban residence in the capital on Thursday. - PID PHOTO

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday handed over the keys of residential flats located in the city’s Mirpur area to the families of two former national footballers and a hockey player, reports UNB.

The footballers are Sheikh Ashraf Ali and late Monem Munna and the hockey player is late Zahidur Rahman Pushkin.

The Prime Minister handed over the keys of the flats to Sheikh Ashraf Ali and Monem Munna’s wife Yasmin Monem and Pushkin’s wife Fahmida Rahman at a function held at the Prime Minister’s official residence Ganobhaban.

The flats were provided to them at the personal initiative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for their outstanding contributions to the country’s football and hockey.

President of Bangladesh Football Federation Kazi Salahuddin, former national footballer Abdus Salam Murshedy, MP, BFF Vice-Presidents Kazi Nabil Ahmed, MP, Awami League’s Youth and Sports Secretary Harunur Rashid and BFF General Secretary Abu Nayeem Sohag were, among others, present on the occasion.