Janaza of slain AL lawmaker Manzurul Islam held at JS South Plaza

DHAKA, Jan 2, 2017 (BSS) - A namaz-e-janaza of slain Awami League lawmaker from Gaibandha-1 constituency Manzurul Islam Liton was held at the South Plaza on the Jatiya Sangsad premises.

Deputy Speaker Fazley Rabbi Mian, Railways Minister Majibul Haque, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, Chief Whip ASM Feroz, other whips, parliament members, political leaders and senior officials of the Prime Minister's Office and Jatiya Sangsad joined the namaz-e-janaza.

AL Presidium Members Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, Syed Ashraful Islam and Dr Abdur Razzak, General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Joint Secretaries Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, AL Organizing Secretaries Ahmad Hossain and Enamul Haque Shamim also attended the namaz-e-janza.

After the janaza, President's military secretary Major General Md Sarwar Hossain laid a wreath on Liton's coffin draped in national flag on behalf of the head of the state.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina then placed a wreath on the coffin stood in solemn silence there for sometime as a mark of respect to the memory of Liton, also the president of Sundarganj upazila Awami League.

Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Deputy Speaker Md Fazle Rabbi Mian and Chief Whip ASM Feroz also placed wreaths on the coffin.

Later, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed a wreath on the coffin of Liton on behalf of Awami League president.

A munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of the slain AL lawmaker. Pesh Imam of Jatiya Sangsad Mosque Maulana Nurul Islam conducted the munajat.

Liton was shot dead by unidentified miscreants at his village home in Gaibandha district on December 31 last.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)