PM pays homage to ex-state minister Rahmat Ali
DHAKA, – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to Awami League (AL) Advisory Council Member and former state minister for LGRD Advocate Rahmat Ali by placing a wreath on his coffin at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban here this afternoon.
After placing the wreath on the coffin draped in the national flag, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Rahmat Ali, also an ex-member of parliament (MP) and a valiant freedom fighter.
Later, accompanied by senior party leaders, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of AL, laid another wreath on the coffin of Rahmat Ali on behalf of the party.
The prime minister later talked to the family members of the deceased and prayed for eternal peace of his departed soul.
Earlier, on behalf of President M Abdul Hamid, his military secretary placed a wreath on the coffin of the deceased.
Besides, Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Mian as well as the chief whip and whips placed wreaths on the coffin of the deceased.
On behalf of the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Jatiya Party Whip Peer Fazlur Rahman also placed a wreath on the coffin of Rahmat Ali.
Earlier, a namaz-e-janaza of Rahmat Ali was held at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
Ministers, the deputy speaker, the chief whip, whips, parliament members and the leaders of different political parties attended the janaza.
A munajat was offered on the occasion, seeking eternal peace of the departed soul. A state salute was also given to the valiant freedom fighter.
Rahmat Ali, who was elected MP on AL ticket from Gazipur-3 constituency in 1991, 1996, 2001, 2008 and 2014 died at a city hospital this morning at the age of 76.