Friday, 29 October, 2021
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Ex deputy speaker Shawkat laid to rest

Ex deputy speaker Shawkat laid to rest

Former deputy speaker and valiant freedom fighter Col(retd) Shawkat Ali was laid to eternal rest at his village in Shariatpur district on Tuesday.

Shawkat, also the six time MP of Shariatpur -2 constituency, was buried at his family graveyard at Naria after Zohr prayer.

Earlier, his body was kept at Naria Upazila Central Shaheed Minar where people from all walks of life paid their last tribute to the MP.

Several hundred people, including political leaders and representatives of  social and cultural organisations, were present there.

The namaz-e-janaza of the former deputy speaker was held at Naria Bihari Lal High School ground after zohr prayer.

Earlier in the day, the body of the late MP was taken to the Shariatpur Stadium from Dhaka by a helicopter of army around 10:45 am.