First janaza of AMA Muhith held

Abul Maal Abdul Muhith
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The first namaz-e-janaza of former finance minister AMA Muhith was held in Azad Mosque in the capital’s Gulshan on Saturday.

People from all walks of life joined the janaza that was held at 11:05pm.

Meanwhile, the janaza that was scheduled to be held at Parliament Plaza in the capital was postponed due to unavoidable reason.

The mortal remains will now be taken to the Central Shaeed Minar at around 12:00pm where people from all walks of life will pay their last respect to the former minister. The body will be then taken to Sylhet for burial.

Economist, diplomat, freedom fighter, former finance minister and ruling Awami League’s advisory council member Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, 88, died at a hospital in Dhaka at around 12:55am on Saturday, his younger brother foreign minister AK Abdul Momen’s personal officer Shafiul Alam Jewel told Prothom Alo.

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen told Prothom Alo that the first namaz-e-janaza of AMA Muhith would be held at Gulshan Azad Mosque at 10:30am on Saturday. His second janaza would be held at Parliament Plaza at 11:30 and the body would be taken to Central Shaheed Minar at 12 noon where people would pay their respects. AMA Muhith’s body would be taken to his hometown Sylhet for burial.

The janaza at Parliament Plaza, however, has been postponed.