Aslamul Haque, an Awami League lawmaker from Dhaka-14 constituency, died while undergoing treatment at a city hospital on Sunday. He was 60.
Aslamul, also vice-president of Dhaka City North Awami League, breathed his last around 11:00am on the day.Earlier, he (Aslamul) was taken to Square
Hospital in the capital
His Namaz-e-Janaza will be held at Golarteck playground in Mirpur Mazar Road around 11:00am. He will be buried at his family graveyard on the day.
He left behind his wife, two daughters and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.
Immediate after the death of Aslamul, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her valedictory speech at parliament said, “I have just received the news that Aslamul Haque has passed away. It saddened me extremely. He was also present in the parliament yesterday.”
“He was healthy, but died of a cardiac arrest,” she said.Later, in a condolence message she expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of the lawmaker.
She also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Apart from the prime minister, Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque, Law Minister Anisul Huq, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin, Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, Health Minister Zahid Maleque, Social Welfare Minister Md Nuruzzaman, State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Md Murad Hasan, State Minister for Tourism Md Mahbub Ali, State Minister for Social Welfare Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, State Minister for Cultural KM Khalid and State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death the lawmaker.
Besides, 14-party spokesperson and coordinator Amir Hossain Amu, Jatiya Somajtantrik Dal (JSD) Chairman Hasanul Haque Inu and FBCCI president Sheikh Fazle Fahim, among others, expressed deep shock at the demise of the lawmaker.
Aslamul was elected MP from Dhaka-14 constituency three times in a row on the nomination of AL.
On December 29, 2008, he was elected MP for the first time. He was also elected lawmaker from the same constituency in 2014 and 2018.
He served as a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism.
He was member of House and Standing Committee on Ministry of Religious of the incumbent parliament.