Muhith will return to his hometown Sylhet after paying his last respects at the Shaheed Minar


Staff Reporter: Former Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith will be laid to rest in his native Sylhet.

Earlier, the body would be taken to the central Shaheed Minar in the capital Dhaka at 2 pm on Saturday to pay homage to people of all walks of life, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

According to Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, Muhith’s younger brother, Muhith’s first janaza will be held at 10:30 am at Gulshan Azad Mosque and the second janaza at Sangsad Plaza at 11:30 am.

His body will be taken to the central Shaheed Minar at 2 pm to pay homage to people of all walks of life. The body will then be taken to Sylhet for burial.

Muhith, a senior member of the Awami League, died at the United Hospital in Dhaka at 12:57 pm on Friday. He had been suffering from geriatric complications for some time.

Muhith, who was born in Sylhet on January 25, 1934, and entered politics, has given a maximum budget of 12 times in Parliament.

A former MP elected from Awami League in Sylhet-1 constituency, he served as the Finance Minister for two terms from 2009 to 2018.

He had earlier served as Minister of Finance and Planning in the Ershad government in 1982 and 1983.


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