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Syed Ashraf ‘not going to UK’

14Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam, who has recently been removed from the charge of the LGRD ministry, has cancelled his London tour as per the request of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
Sources in the government said the PM called the minister without portfolio in the evening and requested his presence at the Gonobhaban.
They then had a closed door meeting, spanning from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, and afterwards Syed Ashraf cancelled the trip.
The PM and the former minister also had a meeting on Sunday.
Meanwhile, finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and a number of AL leaders and activists paid a visit to Syed Ashraf’s Bailey Road residence on Tuesday.
Ashraf also attended an Iftar of Awami League’s publicity wing at the Officers’ Club in the afternoon.