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Prof Zafar Iqbal returns to SUST campus

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Eminent writer Prof Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, who was undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka after a knife attack on him, returned to Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) here on Wednesday after 11 days.

He arrived at Sylhet Osmani International Airport by a flight of Novo Air at 12.45pm. His wife Prof Yeasmin Haq and daughter Yeashim Iqbal accompanied him.

Prof Farid Uddin Ahmed, vice chancellor of SUST and its treasurer Dr. Illias Uddin Biswas welcomed Dr Zafar Iqbal.

Escorted by police, they reached the campus at 1:30pm. He will join a reception programme at Mukta Mancha of the campus at 4pm where he came under attack.

A young man, Foyzur Rahman, swooped on Prof Zafar Iqbal and stabbed him with a knife at the Mukta Mancha during a celebration programme, 'Robofight,' of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) department on March 3.

The renowned writer was first taken to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital and then airlifted to the CMH in Dhaka on the same day at the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.


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