14 Sep 2021, 14:00
Update : 14 Sep 2021, 14:38

PM reiterates call to follow health guidelines

 SANGSAD BHABAN, Sept 14, 2021 (BSS) - Prime Minister and Leader of the

House Sheikh Hasina reiterated her call to the countrymen particularly the
lawmakers to follow the health guidelines properly as she joined a discussion
on an obituary motion at parliament.

   "It is truly a matter of shock that we have lost so many lawmakers of the
parliament. We don't want to take any such condolence motion," she said.

   Taking part in the discussion on the obituary reference at the death of
Jatiya Party lawmaker from the reserved seat for women Prof Masuda M Rashid
Chowdhury, the Premier said, "Two lawmakers passed away at the first two
consecutive days of this parliament session and today another parliamentarian

   Professor Chowdhury passed away early yesterday while undergoing treatment
at city's Birdem hospital.

   Sheikh Hasina added: "All including the people who received vaccines will
have to follow the health guidelines properly particularly during the period
of Coronavirus pandemic."

   Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury moved the condolence motion to the
14th session of the 11th parliament. The motion was later adopted

   Today's session of the parliament has been adjourned till 10:30am tomorrow
after adoption of the obituary reference over the death of Chowdhury to pay
last respect to her as per the tradition.

   Sheikh Hasina said, "Masuda M Rashid Chowdhury could have contributed more
to the society if she had been alive. Her death is a great loss to the

   The Prime Minister said she (Masuda) was also a political leader, social
worker, women entrepreneur, artist, a university teacher and a knowledgeable

   "Her multifaceted talent will inspire our womenfolk alongside giving them
strength and courage to go ahead," she continued.

   The Prime Minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and
conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family and also wished good health of
everyone staying at home and abroad.

   Awami League lawmakers Moslem Uddin Ahmed, Md Abdus Sobhan Miah, Syeda
Zohra Alauddin, Simeen Hussain Rimi and Waseqa Ayesha Khan took part in the

   Among Jatiya Party lawmakers, Deputy Opposition Leader GM Quader,
Opposition Chief Whip Moshiur Rahman Ranga, Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud,
Kazi Firoz Rashid, Nazma Akther and Shamim Haider Patwary and BNP lawmaker
Harunur Rashid, also spoke on the occasion.

   A one-minute silence was observed at the parliament to show respect to the
deceased lawmaker.

   Enamul Haque, MP, conducted a munajat seeking eternal peace of the
departed soul.

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