The BNP has paid homage to the grave of Arafat Rahman Koko, the youngest son of BNP founder late President Ziaur Rahman and party chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia.
On the occasion of the sixth death anniversary, the party’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir laid a wreath at Arafat Rahman Koko’s grave at Banani cemetery on Sunday morning.
He was accompanied by BNP chairperson’s advisor Dr Abdul Kaddus, BNP sports affairs secretary Aminul Haque, Dhaka Metropolitan South BNP general secretary Kazi Abul Basar, Juba Dal president Saiful Alam Nirab, general secretary Sultan Salauddin Tuku, Swachchasebak Dal acting president Mustafizur Rahman and general secretary. Abdul Qadir Bhuiyan Jewel, Chhatra Dal President Fazlur Rahman Khokon, General Secretary Iqbal Hossain Shyamal, Dhaka Metropolitan North BNP Senior Vice President Munshi Bazlul Basit Anju, Acting General Secretary Abdul Alim Naki, Dhaka Metropolitan North Juba Dal President SM Jahangir, Ulema Dal Ahbayak Shah Mohammad Nesarul Haque, Jassas vice-president Shahriar Islam Shaila, senior general secretary Zakir Hossain Rokon and others.
Among the metropolitan leaders present were AGM Shamsul Haque, joint general secretary of Dhaka North BNP, Shamim Parvez, Enayet Hafeez, general secretary of Mohammadpur Thana BNP, DZM Hasan bin Sohag, joint general secretary of Swachchasebak Dal.
It is learned that a prayer-mahfil will be held at the BNP chairperson’s political office in Gulshan on Sunday afternoon on the occasion of the sixth death anniversary of Arafat Rahman Koko. A memorial meeting will be held at the BNP’s central office in Naya Paltan at 2pm on Monday.
The party leaders and workers have been requested to attend all these events in compliance with the hygiene rules.
Arafat Rahman Koko died of a heart attack in Malaysia on January 24, 2015. At that time, BNP and like-minded political parties were carrying out indefinite blockades and strikes in the country at the call of Begum Khaleda Zia. The body of Arafat Rahman Koko was brought to Dhaka and buried at Banani Cemetery with due dignity.
(Dhaka Times / 24 January / BU / KR)
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