President Mohammad Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of advisory council member of Bangladesh Awami League Hossain Toufique Imam.
In a condolence message, the President said the role of HT Imam, the political affairs adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was very important in the Great Liberation War.“He (Imam) has worked all his life to develop the spirit of the country’s independence and the Great War of Liberation. Besides, he played a leading role in running the government in the newly independent country,” he mentioned.
The head of the state said HT Imam as a government official also made important contribution to conducting the elections of Bangladesh Awami League in the national elections.
“At the death of HT Imam, Bangladesh Awami League lost a dedicated leader,” the President observed.
The President prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family, the message added.
In a separate condolence message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to his bereaved family members.
Freedom Fighter HT Imam breathed his last at 1:15 am on Thursday at the age of 82. He had been suffering from old-age complications coupled with kidney disease for long.HT Imam was serving as the political advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina since 2014. He served as the cabinet secretary in the Mujibnagar Government.