Mirza Fakhrul returns home from USA

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17 September, 2018 08:35 AM

Mirza Fakhrul returns home from USA

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir returned home from the United States via London on Sunday.

The BNP leader landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by a flight of Emirates Airlines around 5:30pm, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan, according to UNB report.

Fakhrul along with party executive committee member Tabith Awal left Dhaka for New York, USA early Wednesday.

During his stay in the USA, the BNP leader had a meeting with UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča at the UN Headquarters on Thursday.

He had also a meeting with a US State Department official in Washington on Friday.

From Washington, Fakhrul went to London on Saturday and met party acting vice-chairman Tarique Rahman before flying for home.

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed at a programme on Friday claimed that their party secretary general went to the UN Headquarters at the invitation of its Secretary General António Guterres.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a programme accused BNP of resorting to falsehood over Fakhrul’s visit to the US as it claimed the UN secretary general invited him.

She also said an assistant secretary general of the UN confirmed that the UN chief did not invite Fakhrul. “Rather, the BNP leaders sought his appointment. ”