Bangladesh Armed Forces on Wednesday (May 29) jointly hosted an Iftar Mahfil in honour of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Sena Malancha in Dhaka Cantonment, local media reports said.
The PM went round different tables set for the members of the armed forces and other dignitaries, exchanged greetings with them and enquired about their well-being. Before the iftar, a special munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for continued peace, progress and prosperity of the nation as well as development and advancement of the armed forces.
Prayers were also offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other victims of the Aug 15 massacre, martyrs of the War of Liberation and martyred armed forces members.
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Begum Raushan Ershad, PM’s Special Envoy and Jatiya Party Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad, Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Health Minister Mohammad Nasim, Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon, Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu, Chief of Army Staff General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar, Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps George Kocherry were present on the dais along with the PM.
Besides, other ministers, PM’s advisors, parliament members, politicians, ex-chiefs of the three services, diplomats and high civil and military officials were present.
Earlier on her arrival at the Sena Malancha, the PM was received by the chiefs of the three services and the PSO of the Armed Forces Division.