BNP patron of traders on religion: Quader

DHAKA, April 15, 2017 (BSS)- Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Qauder today said BNP is the ' trustworthy patron' of those who trade on religion.

"BNP and its Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia always patronize those who are the traders on religion," Quader said, addressing a press conference at the AL President's political office in city's Dhanmondi.

He said there is no agreement between Hefazat Islam and Awami League. Some people have mixed up the issues of Hefazat Islam and Qawmi Madrasha.

"We are trying to bring the students of Qawmi Madrasha under the main stream of education," Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister said.

He said, "We recognized them (as graduates) as the future of around 14 lakh Qawmi Madrasha students was uncertain."

The education system of Qawmi Madrasha will be modernized further and brought under disciple, Quader said.

AL Organizing Secretary Enamul Haque Shamim, Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Deputy Publicity and Publication Secretary Aminul Islam Amin and Deputy Office Secretary Barrister Biplob Barua, among others, were present at the press conference.

Earlier, a delegation of Christian community called on the minister at the same office.

During the meeting, the leaders of Christian community demanded public holyday on Easter Sunday, Quader informed the journalists.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)