President, PM mourn death of veteran lawyer Rafique-ul Huque

Published:Saturday, 24 Oct 2020 09:10

President, PM mourn death of veteran lawyer Rafique-ul Huque

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of veteran lawyer and former attorney general Barrister Rafique-ul Huque.

The President, in a condolence message, said Barrister Rafique has made a huge contribution to establishing the rule of law in the country.

“Bangladesh has lost an eminent lawyer at his death,” added Abdul Hamid, now on an 11-day medical checkup in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates since October 14.

The head of the state prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

In a message of condolence, the premier said “Barrister Rafique-ul-Huque used to give advices on important issues regarding the Constitution.”

The prime minister recalled Barrister Rafique’s role with due gratitude as he came forward to fight legal battle to make her released from the jail following her arrest in 2007 by the then caretaker government in false case.

She prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family members.

Barrister Huque breathed his last at about 8:30 am Saturday due to old age-complications at the age of 85.

He had been undergoing treatment at city’s Ad-Din Hospital with urinary tract infection and anemia problems since October 16.