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Sukhen D.

Published:
2018-09-20 15:23:30 BdST

PM gives flats to former national footballers, hockey player


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given residential flats to two former national footballers and a hockey player.

The footballers are Sheikh Ashraf Ali and late Monem Munna and hockey
player is late Zahidur Rahman Pushkin.

The prime minister handed over the allotment letters of the flats to Sheikh
Ashraf Ali, and Monem Munna’s wife Yasmin Monem and Pushkin’s wife Fahmida
Rahman at a function held at Ganabhaban here this morning.

The flats located at Mirpur in the capital city were allocated to them at
the personal initiatives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for their
outstanding contributions to the country’s football and hockey.

Awami League’s Youth and Sports Secretary Harunur Rashid, Bangladesh
Football Federation (BFF) President Kazi Salahuddin, Vice-Presidents Kazi
Nabil Ahmed, MP, and Abdus Salam Murshedy, MP, and General Secretary Abu
Nayeem Sohag and senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Office were present
on the occasion.

Housing and Public Works Secretary Md Shahidullah Khandakar conducted the
function.

Apart from the national team, football legend Monem Munna played for the
country’s premier sports club Abahani Ltd, while Pushkin played hockey for
the same team.

Sheikh Ashraf Ali was also a former footballer of Abahani Ltd, founded by
Shaheed Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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