Syed Ashraf’s first janaza was held at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid last respect to late Public Administration Affairs Minister Syed Ashraful Islam by placing wreaths at his coffin.
First, the president laid wreaths at the coffin of Syed Ashraf, draped by national and party flags at the south plaza of Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday.
He was followed by the prime minister, reports the UNB.
They stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of their profound respect to the former general secretary of Awami League and also presidium member of the party.
The district administration gave the highest state salute to Syed Ashraf, the war hero of the Liberation War. A smartly turned out contingent of the district police gave the guard of honour to the late leader.
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, members of the Cabinet, prime minister's advisers, parliament members, senior leaders of Awami League and various political parties and alliances were present.
Later, Sheikh Hasina along with senior leaders of her party placed another wreath paying rich tribute on behalf of Awami League at the coffin of Syed Ashraf.
Besides, Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Deputy Speaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Mia also laid wreaths at the coffin.
Earlier, his first namaz-e -janaza was held at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad at 10:30am.
President Abdul Hamid, ministers, prime minister's advisers, parliament members, leaders of various political parties and alliances and close associates of his long political career carrier joined the janaza.
Besides, huge leaders and workers of Awami League as well as thousands of people from all walks of life took part in the janaza of the popular politician.
On the occasion, a munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of his departed soul.
President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury also joined the munajat.