Dhaka – The secretary general of the ruling Awami League party, Obaidul Quader has returned home more than two months after he went abroad for medical treatment.
A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying Quader, also the road, transport and bridges affairs minister, touched down the Hazrat Shahjalal International airport on Wednesday afternoon.
Huge number of leaders and activists of the ruling party crowded at the runway of the airport to receive the AL veteran as he returned from Singapore.
Quader underwent bypass surgery at Mount Elisabeth Hospital on March 20 as he was diagnosed with artery blockage.
AL presidium member and agriculture minister Abdur Razzaque, joint general secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak, organising secretaries state minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and agriculturist AFM Bahauddin Nasim, AL publicity and publication secretary and Information Minister Hasan Mahmud, AL legal affairs secretary and Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim, former shipping minister Shajahan Khan, chairman of parliamentary standing committee on the ministry of textile and jute Mirza Azam, Dhaka north city unit president of AL Sadek Khan, among others, were present.
The AL general secretary was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital on March 3 after suffering breathing complications.
Tests revealed three blockages in his coronary artery and later he was flown to Singapore for better treatment under the supervision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.