Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday (October 11) donated TK 20 crore to the fund of Bangladesh Journalists Welfare Trust.


The premier handed over the cheque to the President of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Mollah Jalal at a function at her official residence Ganobhaban in the city.


State Minister for Post and Telecommunication Tarana Halim, PM's Information Advisor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Director General of PIAB and MD of Bangladesh Sangbadik Kolyan Trust Shah Alamgir, President of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Molla Jalal, Secretary General Shaban Mahmud and President of Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) Abu Zafar Surja and general secretary Sohel Haider Chowdhury were present at the function.


Sheikh Hasina initiated the trust fund in 2014 by giving Tk 5 crore as seed money in a bid to provide financial support to media people in their needs.

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