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Bangladesh to observe mourning day on Thursday honouring Sheikh Sabah

  • Published at 11:37 pm September 30th, 2020
Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah
Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah Reuters

The Cabinet Division issued a notification in this regard on Wednesday

Bangladesh will observe National Mourning Day on Thursday in respect to the memory of Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah, who breathed his last on Tuesday at the age of 91.

The Cabinet Division issued a notification in this regard on Wednesday.

“One-day state mourning will be observed in the country on Thursday=at the death of Bangladesh’s true friend Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah,” said the notification signed by Cabinet Division Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam.

Marking the day, the national flag will be hoisted half-mast at all government, semi-government and autonomous offices, educational institutions and all government and non-government buildings and at all missions abroad.

Special doa will be held at all mosques across the country while prayers will also be offered at places of worships for other religions, seeking eternal peace for the departed soul of Kuwait emir.

PM mourns Kuwaiti Emir’s death

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of the Kuwait emir.

In a condolence message, the premier said: “On behalf of the people and the government of Bangladesh and my behalf, I am deeply shocked to learn the sad demise of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the emir of the State of Kuwait”.

Sheikh Hasina also extended her deep condolences to the brotherly people of Kuwait and expressed her heartfelt sympathy for the bereaved members of the Royal family.

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The prime minister also said that despite seizing in the emotion and grief, she remembers with absolute admiration, the relation based on the trust and brotherhood between the late emir, who was the then Foreign Minister of Kuwait, and Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the early days of newly independent Bangladesh.

She continued that counting on his excellent negotiating skill and universal acceptance, Bangabandhu was able to earn recognition on Bangladesh’s behalf as a sovereign independent state particularly by the Muslim Ummah.

“I recall with profound gratitude his contributions to the welfare of the Bangladeshi diaspora in Kuwait,” Sheikh Hasina said.

The premier went on saying that the people of Bangladesh deeply value his leadership and contribution to the formation of the Gulf Cooperation Council and promotion of peace and stability in the region and beyond, which will be remembered in the history from generation to generation.

“We also recall his dedicated services to the State of Kuwait and its people,” she said.

The prime minister prayed to Allah for the eternal peace of the late emir’s departed soul and his highest place in heaven.

She said that may Allah bestow with courage and fortitude to the bereaved members of the esteemed royal family and the brotherly people of Kuwait to bear this irreparable loss.

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