President Mohammad Abdul Hamid on Monday expressed deep shock at the death of former Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Colonel (Retd) Shawkat Ali.
In a condolence message , the President said Shawkat Ali worked for the development of the spirit of independence and the Liberation War throughout his life being loyal to the ideal of Bangabandhu.
Despite being a military officer, the courageous role he had played for the freedom of the country risking his life is really unparalleled.
The President said that the country has lost a great heroic freedom fighter and social worker at his death.
He said the nation will remember the contributions of Shawkat Ali with respect.
The President prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and conveyed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.
Source: United News of Bangladesh