President M Abdul Hamid attended a milad and doa mahfil for Public Administration Minister and Awami League Presidium Member Syed Ashraful Islam at the Officers’ Club at Bailey Road here Tuesday afternoon.
Cabinet members, lawmakers, senior politicians, judges, high civil and military officials, secretaries concerned to the President and Prime Minister’s Offices, family members of the deceased, leaders and workers of ruling Awami League and its associate bodies attended the programme, organized jointly by the deceased’s family and the Public Administration Ministry.
A special munajat was offered on the occasion seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Syed Ashraful Islam, also a valiant freedom fighter and ex-general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League.
Besides, prayers were offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other martyrs of the August 15 carnage as well as the Liberation War martyrs.
Prayers were also offered wishing long life and good health of President Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as well as the success of the new cabinet that took oath yesterday.
Syed Ashraful, son of slain national leader Syed Nazrul Islam who was also acting president of the Mujibnagar Government in 1971, breathed his last at a Bangkok hospital in Thailand on January 3 at the age of 68.-BSS