BNP leader MK Anwar passes away


DHAKA, Oct 24, 2017 (BSS) – Former Minister and Standing Committee member of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) MK Anwar died in early hours today at his own residence here.

He was 85.

The BNP leader died due to old age complications at 1.20am at his own residence at city’s Elephant road, party sources said here today.

He will be buried at his own village home at Homna in Comilla tomorrow after fourth namaj-e-janaza. His first Namaj-e-Janaza was held at 10am at Kataban Mosque. His second Namaj-e-Janaza was held at Nayapaltan party office at 12 noon.

The third namaj-e-janaza will be held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 1.30pm and last or fourth namaj-e-janaza will be held before his burial at his village home Homna in Comilla tomorrow.

MK Anwar joined in the government service in 1953 as an officer of Civil Service of Pakistan (CSP). He had served in very important posts during the regime of then Pakistan and Bangladesh. He took retirement after serving in the topmost civil service post cabinet secretary on December 30, 1990. Then he joined BNP in January 1991.

He was elected member of the parliament for several times from his home constituency of Homna in Comilla. He served as minister during 1991-1996 and 2001-2006.

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and party secretary general MIrza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed condolence at the death of MK Anwar.

MK Anwar was born in Homna in Comilla on January 1 in 1933.