Sayeed Muhammad of DOT
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the officials and employees of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on the last working day of her current tenure yesterday.
The premier at the PMO said she felt proud of being the daughter Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, not as the country’s premier, reports BSS. “I feel proud of being the daughter of the father of the nation, not the prime minister… I don’t think about how I will enjoy the post, rather it’s a matter of consideration to me that how much I can engage myself in the people’s welfare,” she said yesterday. Terming the PMO a very important place for the government and reminding the public servants of their responsibilities, she said, “Whether I stay (in power) or not, there will be an appeal to you that you will discharge your duties with utmost sincerity as you’re the public servants.
“Your salary and allowances come from the taxes paid by the common people. So, it’s your responsibilities to serve them and do their welfare.”
PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, her Poltical Affairs Adviser HT Imam, Principal Coordinator on the SDG at the PMO Md Abul Kalam Azad, Military Secretary Major General Mia Mohammad Zainul Abedin, PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan and PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim also addressed the event.
Sheikh Hasina said in an emotion charged voice: “I don’t think myself as the premier. I’m a father’s daughter … I perform my responsibilities as a child (of my father).
“I expect from you that you will consider me as a daughter of Bangabandhu and your near and dear one … I feel proud of it, not of being the prime minister,” she added.