Sunday, 9th May 2021

560 model mosques, Islamic varsity to be built in Bangladesh – PM

Dhaka (PTI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday announced that her government will construct 560 model mosques and an Islamic university with Saudi assistance, in an attempt to woo hardline Islamists ahead of the parliamentary elections scheduled next month.

Speaking at an event here, Hasina said the Saudi government “will assist us in these projects”, the Dhaka      Tribune reported.

Her move to build hundreds of mosques is seen as an attempt to woo Islamist voters who have been traditionally voting for Zia’s BNP, according to experts.










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