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HT Imam laid to rest

HT Imam laid to rest


Prime Minister’s Political Adviser HT Imam was laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard in Dhaka on Thursday.

He was buried following his second namaz-e-janaza at Azad Masjid in Gulshan after Asr prayers while a contingent of policemen offered him the guard of honour before burial.

HT Imam died in the early hours of Thursday at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka at the age of 82.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of HT Imam.

Earlier, Imam’s body was taken to his home at Ullapara upazila in Sirajganj by a helicopter while his first namaz-e-janaza was held at Ullapara Akbar Ali Government College ground 12 noon.

Later, Sirajganj district administration offered a guard of honour to one of the organizers of the Liberation War of Bangladesh.

Then his body was brought back to the capital by the same copter and kept at the Central Shaheed Minar from 1.30pm to 3.30pm to allow people from all walks of life to pay their homage and have last glimpse on the cabinet secretary of the Mujibnagar Government during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

On behalf of President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, their military secretaries paid tributes to HT Imam by placing wreaths on his coffin on the Shaheed Minar premises.

Later, sergeant at-arms on behalf of Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on behalf of Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina paid tribute to the primer’s political adviser.

AL presidium members Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman, AL joint general secretary and information minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, advisory council member of AL Mukul Bose, AL cultural affairs secretary Ashim Kumar Ukil, deputy office secretary of AL Sayem Khan, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, state minister for cultural affairs KM Khalid, state minister for public administration Farhad Hossain, vice chancellor of Dhaka University Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, among others, paid their rich tributes to HT Imam by placing wreaths on his coffin.

Awami Jubo League, Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), other AL associate and like-minded bodies, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad, Jatiya Kabita Parishad (JKP), different social-cultural organizations, government officials, teachers, poets, writers and intellectuals also paid respect to the freedom fighter.

HT Imam served as the cabinet secretary in the Mujibnagar government, and then also in the post-independence government of Bangladesh.

During his long and distinguished career in the bureaucracy, he also served as secretary in the Ministry of Communications, as well as the Planning Division.

Imam served as an adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina since Awami League’s victory in the December, 2008 general election. First, from 2009-2014 he served as an adviser on public administration affairs, and then from 2014 on political affairs.

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Imam served as the cabinet secretary in the Mujibnagar government, and then also in the post-independence government of Bangladesh.

 

During his long and distinguished career in the bureaucracy, he also served as secretary in the Ministry of Communications, as well as the Planning Division.

 

 Imam served as an adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina since Awami League’s victory in the December, 2008 general election. First, from 2009-2014 as an adviser on public administration affairs, and then from 2014 on political affairs.

 

He also took on roles within the Awami League, chairing or co-chairing committees on publicity affairs and elections, and becoming a member of the AL advisory council.




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