50th death anniversary of ex-MP Nurul Haque observed
SHARIATPUR, May 30, 2023 (BSS) - The 50th death anniversary of AFM Nurul Haque Hawlader, a prominent politician, one of the organizers of the Liberation War and a former member of parliament (MP), was observed at native home located at Naria Upazila here today in a befitting manner.
Marking the day, on behalf of Deputy Minister for Water Resources AKM Enamul Hoque Shameem, Naria Upazila Awami League (AL) paid tributes to Nurul Haque by placing a floral wreath at his grave at Shaldha village in Naria Upazila.
Later, they offered fateha and special munajat seeking divine blessings for the departed soul of Nurul Haque.
Naria Upazila AL General Secretary Hasanuzzaman Khokan Mollah, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Manir Hossain Gazi and member Amit Paul, Dingamanik Union AL President freedom fighter Shahjahan Shikder, General Secretary Manir Hossain Sumon, Vice-President Nizamul Karim, Joint General Secretary Akbar Tapadar and member Nazmul Haque Durjoy, and Dingamanik Union Chhatra League President Nur Islam were present on the occasion, among others.
Besides, Nurul Haque Foundation and Amra Muktijuddhar Shantan organized Quran Khwani, milad-mahfil and special prayers to mark the day.
Nurul Haque, father of Naria Upazila Awami League adviser and presidium member of Amra Muktijuddhar Shantan Zubaida Haque Ajanta, was shot dead by assassins at his residence at Shaldha village under Naria upazila in Shariatpur district at 8pm on May 30 in 1973 while he was in a meeting with local political leaders and activists.
Md Sazzad Hossain, senior reporter and deputy chief reporter of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), and former joint secretary of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), is his son-in-law.
Nurul Haque was elected Member of Parliament from Naria in the country's first Jatiya Sangsad election in 1973.
He played an important role as a local organizer of the Liberation War in 1971 and fought against the Pakistani occupation forces to liberate the country.
Nurul Haque served in various important positions of the local Awami League with great efficiency.
In his personal life, he was a very affectionate and close companion of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Nurul Haque was an active leader on the streets of Dhaka during the mass uprising of 1969.