PM Flies to NY with 100
Sunday, 19 September 2010

Nearly 100 people from different sectors are accompanying prime minister Sheikh Hasina on her New York tour.

Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, planning minister A K Khandker, deputy speaker Shawkat Ali, foreign minister Dipu Moni, prime minister advisor Gowher Rizvi and ambassador-at-large Mohammad Ziauddin are members of the official entourage that left on Saturday.

Her sister Sheikh Rehana, son Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed and daughter Saima W Hossain, son-in-law Khandaker Mashroor Hossain, daughter-in-law Kristine Overmire Wazed and Rehana's daughter Azmina Siddique have also been included as members of the official team.

The highest number of people, 28, included in the entourage are from the business community, which include FBCCI president A K Azad.

The other businessmen are: Zahid Maleque, MP of Bangladesh Thai Aluminum Ltd, Nasrul Hamid, MP, (Rehab President), Kazi Akramuddin Ahmed (chairman, Standard Bank Ltd), . Yousuf Abdullah Haroon (former chairman of South-east Bank Ltd), Nazrul Islam Mazumder (chairman of Bangladesh Association of Banks), Khandaker Mashiuzzaman (former vice president, BGMEA), Abul Basher (BAIRA president), Mustafa Jabbar (president, Bangladesh Computer Samity), Aftab-Ul-Islam (president, American Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Ayesha Aziz Khandker (finance director, Summit Power Ltd), Sahab Sattar (managing director, GMG Airlines), Rakibur Rahman (former president DSE), Mirza Abdul Khaleque (Lion Cinema), Sabedur Rahman (Khoka Enterprise), Raziv Prasad Shaha (Kumudini Welfare Trust), Murad Iqbal Chowdhury (Rehab), Shekil Chowdhury (chairman, NRB), Mostafa Azad Chowdhury Babu (FBCCI), Mohammad Momtazuddin (FBCCI), Mir Nizamuddin (FBCCI), Alhaj Shamsul Haque (FBCCI), Mohammad Sirajul Haque (FBCCI), Mohammad Helaluddin (FBCCI), Shayan F Rahman (Beximco textile), Shakil Rizvi (president, Dhaka Stock Exchange), Abdul Haque (former president DSE), and Mohammad Rezaul Karim (president of Jamalpur chamber of commerce and industries).

Nirmalendu Goon, Mohadeb Saha, Muhammad Samad, A Z M Abdul Ali, Fazilatun Nessa, Sadek Quraishi, Mohammad Azmat Ullah Khan, Chandan Kumar Paul, Iqbal Hossain Miah, Anwar Hossain, Mohammad Akhter Hossain, Sheikh Bazlur Rahman, Mohammad Shaha Alam, Mohammad Mainul Hossain Khan and Mohammad Shahjahan Miah belong to eminent persons category.

Twelve staff members of the prime minister's office and eight officials of the foreign ministry have been included in the entourage.

Fourteen journalists and staff from prime minister's press wing are also accompanying the prime minister.

Eleven members of the special security force have been tasked to ensure the prime minister's security.


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