Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday paid rich tributes to Bangladesh National Awami Party-NAP (Muzaffar) president professor Muzaffar Ahmed, reports BSS.
The prime minister paid the homage by placing a wreath on his coffin draped with the national flag at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in the capital this morning.
After laying the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Muzaffar, also was a member of the advisory council of the Mujibnagar government that led Bangladesh’s liberation war in 1971.
Flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League (AL) president, placed another wreath on the coffin of NAP president on behalf of her party.
AL general secretary Obaidul Quader, joint secretaries Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, organising secretary Enamul Haque Shameem, information and research secretary Afzal Hussain, office secretary
Abdus Sobhan Golap and other central leaders of the party were present on the occasion.
Jatiya Sangsad speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury also placed a wreath on the coffin of the veteran politician.
Earlier, a wreath was placed on the coffin of professor Muzaffar on behalf of president M Abdul Hamid.
A munajat was offered on the occasion, seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Muzaffar Ahmed.
The prime minister, the speaker, ministers, parliament members and leaders of different political parties joined the munajat.
Earlier, the first namaz-e-janaza of the NAP president was held at South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 11:00 am.
Muzaffar, who was the NAP president for over five decades, breathed his last around 8:00 pm on Friday in the city’s Apollo Hospitals.