Bangladesh

Sahara Khatun laid to rest

Former Home Minister and Awami League presidium member Advocate Sahara Khatun was laid to rest at Banani graveyard in Dhaka today.

She was buried at her mother's grave around 12noon.

Her first Namaz-e-Janaza was held at Baitul Sharif Jam-e-mosque near her residence in Agargaon area at 10:00am, while the second jazanawas held at Banani Jam-e-mosque.

AL leaders and activists attended the second namaz-e-janaza while maintaining physical distance.

She passed away at a hospital in Bangkok on Thursday night at the age of 77.

Sahara Khatun was flown to Bangkok by an air ambulance on Monday. Since then, she had been undergoing treatment at Bumrungrad International Hospital.

Earlier, she was taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of United Hospital as her condition deteriorated.

Sahara Khatun was admitted to the hospital on June 2 with fever and old age complications.

The AL leader was elected MP thrice from Dhaka-18 constituency.

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