The first session of the ninth parliament
was drawing to a close on Tuesday with prime minister Sheikh Hasina and
opposition leader Khaleda Zia attending a full House.
The ninth parliament has so far made history by forming all
its parliamentary standing committees in the first session.
None of the previous eight parliaments could form the
parliamentary watchdogs on different ministries, to ensure parliamentary
transparency and accountability, at the first session.
In some cases, they took up to three years to form them.
Hasina and Khaleda were scheduled to deliver thank you
speeches Tuesday on president Iajuddin Ahmed's address in parliament on Jan 25.
Khaleda's press secretary, told bdnews24.com the occasion
marked only her third appearance in the House since that first sitting.