The body of BNP standing committee member and noted lawyer Moudud Ahmed will be brought back home from Singapore on Thursday evening.
“All the necessary processes and formalities have been completed to bring back sir’s (Moudud’s) body to the country from Singapore by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines,” said late BNP leader’s personal assistant Mominur Rahman Sujon.
He said a flight of Biman carrying Moudud’s mortal remains is scheduled to leave Singapore at 3:50pm on Thursday.
Upon arrival of the body at the airport here, Sujon said, it will be taken to the mortuary of United Hospital.
He said Moudud’s first namaz-e-janaza will be held on the High Court premises at 10am on Friday while the second one in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office at 11am.
Sujon said another janaza for the former six-time MP may be held at the South Plaza of Parliament subject to the Speaker’s permission.
Later, Moudud’s body will be brought to his village home in Noakhali’s Companiganj upazila.
He will be buried at his family graveyard after his final Jazana at Bashurhat Government Mujib College after Asr prayers.
BNP’s mourning Thursday
BNP will observe mourning day on Thursday over the death of its senior leader Moudud Ahmed.
Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the announcement at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on Wednesday.
He said their party will hoist black flag at its party offices across the country while their party flag will be kept at half-mast on the mourning day.
Moudud Ahmed died at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore around 6:30pm on Tuesday at the age of 81.
The BNP leader had serious kidney complications and was struggling to get oxygen due to lung congestion.
The veteran politician was admitted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital for advanced treatment on February 1.
Moudud Ahmed is one of the founding members of the BNP. He joined Jatiya Party in 1985 and served as prime minister and vice president in military ruler HM Ershad’s government.
After the fall of Ershad, Moudud returned to BNP in 1996 and was made law minister in Khaleda Zia’s government in 2001.
Moudud served as the first post master general of Bangladesh after independence.
He was elected MP five times from Noakhali-5 seat and once from Bogura-6 constituency.
Source: United News of Bangladesh