Ex-secretary ATM Shamsul Haque passes away

20 July 2022
Ex-secretary ATM Shamsul Haque passes away

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UNB, Dhaka :

Former secretary and former member of Awami League Advisory Council ATM Shamsul Haque died of old age complications at a hospital in the capital on Wednesday. He was 88.

Shamsul Haque , also former chairman of a Public Administration Reform Commission, breathed his last at around 9:30 am at Birdem General Hospital, said Dr Ataur Rahman Jashim, general secretary of Bangladesh Medical Association.

He is survived by three daughters.

The first namaz-e-janaza of the Awami League leader was held at Dhanmondi after Zohr prayers while the second and third namaz-e-janazas will be held at Cumilla Eidgah Maidan and at his Shimpur village home after Maghrib prayers respectively.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of ATM Shamsul Haque.

In a condolence message, Hasina said Shamsul Haque was involved in the politics of establishing Bangladesh since his student life.

In his career, she said, he served as the secretary of several ministries of the Bangladesh government.

Moreover, he served as the Director General of Center for Integrated Rural Development in Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) for a long time.

During the 1996-2001 term of the Awami League government, he served as the chairman of the Public Administration Reform Commission of the Bangladesh government for three years at the rank of a minister.

The prime minister prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.

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