Sahara Khatun to be buried at Banani graveyard Saturday morning

Awami League Presidium member and former home minister Advocate Sahara Khatun, who died at a Bangkok hospital on Thursday, was laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard here this afternoon.

Earlier, her second namaz-e-janaza was held at on the premises of Banani mosque at around 11:05 am.

Sahara Khatun’s first namaz-e-janaza was held at Baitul Sharof Jam-e-Mosque near her residence in Farmgate area at 10:00am.

Sahara Khatun was buried at her mother’s grave at the graveyard.

Earlier, her body was brought back home on a special flight of US-Bangla Airlines from Bangkok of Thailand at 1:56 am on Saturday.

On behalf of President M Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Parliament Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Deputy Speaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah, last tributes were paid to her by placing wreaths on her coffin after the janaza.

Leaders and workers of Awami League (AL), associate and like-minded bodies and different social and cultural bodies also paid their tributes to her on the occasion.

A member of the Awami League’s presidium, Sahara Khatun is a three-time MP from the Dhaka seat.

She was made the home minister in 2009 and later served as the post and telecommunication minister.