PM performs Umrah

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,

now on a fourday official visit to Saudi Arabia, performed the holy Umrah in

Makkah on Saturday night.

The premier first performed tawaf around the holy Ka'aba Sharif and

later walked and ran between Safa and Marwa.

Sheikh Hasina also offered prayers seeking divine blessings for the

countrymen as well as continued peace, progress and prosperity of Muslim


Sheikh Rehana, elder daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh

Mujibur Rahman, and other entourage members of the prime minister also

performed Umrah.

Sheikh Hasina reached Saudi Arabia on May 31 at the invitation of Saudi

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to join the 14th Summit of Organisation of

Islamic Cooperation (OIC) wrapping up her fourday visit to Japan, the first

destination of her trination tour.

The premier addressed the 14th OIC conference in Makkah on behalf of the

Asia Group on the second day of her visit in Saudi Arabia on June 1.

On the third day of her visit in Saudi Arabia today, the prime minister

will offer ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) at

Masjide Nababi in the holy city of Madinah.

She will also offer prayers at the holy mosque.

Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to leave Saudi Arabia tomorrow for Finland upon

completion of her fourday visit there.

The prime minister will return home on June 8 wrapping up her 12day tri

nation visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)