Mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Talukder Abdul Khaleque on Thursday urged journalists to focus on the country’s development in different sectors implemented by the present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports BSS.
He was speaking as chief guest at a reception by the Khulna Union of Journalists (KUJ) at the Humayun Kabir Auditorium at Khulna
The mayor said greater Khulna was neglected after Bangabandhu’s assassination at the black night on August 15, 1975. No government except Awami League implemented any development project in the country’s south-western zone.
Contribution of Sheikh Hasina in country’s development is to be written in golden letters, the mayor said, narrating of the south-western zone’s development including Padma Bridge, Mongla Port, EPZ, Rupsha Bridge, Modern Railway Station, Specialised Shaheed
Sheikh Abu Naser Hospital, International Cricket Stadium and numerous roads, bridges, culverts, school, colleges and production of electricity.
He also urged journalists to raise their voice in favour of Liberation War forces side by side against militants, anti-Liberation War forces and their collaborators.
KUJ President S M Zahid Hossain chaired the function while it’s general secretary Md Shah Alam conducted the meeting.
Senior Journalists Mokbul Hossain Mintu, Wadudur Rahman Panna, A K Hiru, Sheikh Abu Hasan, Khulna Press Club President
Faruk Ahmed, general secretary Mallick Sudhangsu, ex-KUJ general secretary Md Saheb Ali, Mozzammel Haque, Subir Roy, BFUJ members Sayeduzzaman Samrat, Farid Rana, President of TV Reporters Association Sunil Das, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, KUJ leaders handed over crests, flower bouquets and gifts to the KCC mayor.