Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday met Hefajat-e Islam Ameer Shah Ahmed Shafi at Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam, also known as Hathazari Madrasa.
He paid the courtesy call at the Hefajat chief's office in the madrasa around 3:30pm.
Before visiting Hathazari Madrasa, the minister visited the graveyard of late lawmaker Nurul Alam at Nanupur in Fatikchhari upazila for offering fateha, and later, he went to Nanupur Jamia Islamia Obaidia Madrasa.
After the meeting with the Hefajat chief, Asaduzzaman told reporters that it was purely a “personal” visit. “I have come here to take part in the annual congregation of Nanupur Madrasa to keep a promise.”
“Visiting Allama Shafi was a coincidence and I sought his blessings. He prayed for the country, countrymen and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he added.
Chattogram-15 lawmaker Abu Reza Muhammad Nezamuddin, DIG of Chattogram Police Khondakar Golam Faruk and Chattogram Deputy Commissioner Md Ilias Hossain were with the minister.