‘Sheikh Hasina turns into a leader of development’

Staff Correspondent

17 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said Sheikh Hasina has turned into a leader of development from a struggling leader.

“From a struggling leader, she [Sheikh Hasina] is now a time-winning statesman crossing the boundary of an ordinary politician,” he said while virtually addressing the inaugural ceremony of a documentary exhibition marking AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming day on the premises of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi road number 32.

AL’s information and research affairs sub-committee organised the two-day exhibition titled “Sheikh Hasina’s Four Decades: Indomitable Progress of Changed Bangladesh” where Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, joined it from his official residence in parliament.

The AL general secretary said Sheikh Hasina has turned into a popular politician and leader of development from a struggling leader.

Because of her efforts, now the nation can know the true history of the Liberation War, he added.

Mentioning that development of the country has been carrying out with an indomitable pace, the minister said as Sheikh Hasina returned home on May 17 in 1981 after a long exile, verdicts of the trials of killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and war criminals have been executed and thus Bangladesh got freed from stigma.

“With the leadership like Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has been able to resolve the land boundary and maritime boundary, and enclave problems with neighbours. We got the fair share of Ganges water and other issues will be resolved,” he added.

Mentioning that it is possible to construct the dream Padma Bridge with own fund as Sheikh Hasina has returned to the country, the minister said, “Other mega projects, especially Metrorail, are being constructed along with the first tunnel under the river in South Asia.

“It is our pride as Bangladesh has entered the satellite era, led by Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina,” he said.

AL Advisory Council Member Dr Mashiur Rahman presided over the function virtually while Dhaka University former Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique joined it virtually as the discussant.