Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader has returned home after receiving medical treatment in Singapore for over two months, report agencies.
A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the AL leader landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:55 pm on Wednesday, said Abu Naser, deputy principal information officer of Road Transport and Bridges Ministry.
AL joint general secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman and other AL central leaders received Obaidul Quader on his return at the airport after 72 days.
Talking to reporters at the airport, Obaidul Quader said his debt burden to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has increased.
"She (Sheikh Hasina) is an affectionate mother ...she's really a mother of humanity. My debt burden to her has enhanced," he said.
The AL general secretary also expressed gratitude to the people of the country and his party leaders and activists at all levels for praying for him.
Obaidul Qauder had been admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital initially on March 03 following breathing complications.
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