Cumilla-5 constituency declared vacant

The Cumilla-5 parliamentary constituency of former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru has been declared vacant following his death on Apr 14.

A gazette was published on Wednesday to declare the seat vacant. The Election Commission will now make arrangements for a by-election within 90 days.

A circular signed by Senior Secretary of Parliament Secretariat Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan issued on Thursday declaring the seat vacant.

Matin Khasru breathed his last at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka following Covid-19 infection.