PM returns home Thursday

DHAKA, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will return home from London on Thursday after concluding her official visit to the United Kingdom.

The prime minister will return home on Thursday after undergoing a medical checkup in the British capital on Monday, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS from London today.

On July 22, the prime minister underwent a successful surgery in her left eye at a London hospital, the press secretary said.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister's Office sources said here a Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight carrying the prime minister will depart from Heathrow International Airport in London for Dhaka at 6:20 pm (London time) on Wednesday.

The flight is scheduled to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Thursday morning, the sources said.

Addressing a community event in London on Saturday afternoon, Sheikh Hasina said a surgery was done in her left eye and that is why she has to move cautiously.

I've an appointment with the physicians on August 5 as they wanted to examine my eye again they (doctors) will fix my power of the eye and then I'll return home, she said.

As I will return home by Bangladesh Biman, I'll leave for home on Wednesday, she added.

Meanwhile, Biman sources in Dhaka said they have no flight on LondonDhaka route on Tuesday.

The premier went to London on July 19 to attend Bangladeshi envoys' conference and other programmes.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)