BNP to mourn Khoka’s death Wednesday: Rizvi

Staff Correspondent
5 November 2019, Tue
Published: 10:57

BNP to mourn Khoka’s death Wednesday: Rizvi

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said on Tuesday that BNP will mourn the death of vice chairman and former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation Sadeque Hossain Khoka across the country, including in Dhaka.

BNP senior joint secretary general said this while speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.

Ruhul Kobir said that BNP will mourn the death of Sadeque Hossain Khoka across the country, including in Dhaka, on Wednesday.

He said that BNP party will hoist black flags at its party offices across the country while our leaders and activists will wear black badges mourning the death of Khoka.

Ruhul Kobir Rizvi said that the body of our late party vice chairman is scheduled to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8am on Thursday, and BNP standing committee member Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku will receive Khoka’s coffin at the airport.

Rizvi said that four janazas, in front of South Plaza of National Parliament around 11 am, BNP central office after Zohr prayers, at Nagar Bhaban around 3pm and in Dhupkhola field after Asr prayers will be held in the capital on Thursday for the ex-Dhaka mayor.

Rizvi said that the body will be kept at the Central Shaheed Minar from around 12 pm so that people could pay their last respect to the valiant freedom fighter. ANd from Nagar Bhaban, Rizvi said Khoka’s body will be taken to his Gopibagh residence.

BNP senior joint secretary general said that Khoka will be buried at Jurain Graveyard beside the graves of his parents as per his last wish after the final janaza at Dhupkhola field.

BNP Vice Chairman and former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation Sadeque Hossain Khoka, who had long been suffering from cancer, died at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York on Monday. 

Khoka's first Janaza was held at Jamaica Muslim Center, New York on Monday night participated by huge Bangladeshi expatriates living in the USA.

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