The 35th anniversary of the death of Justice Abdul Jabbar Khan, former speaker of the then Pakistan national assembly, will be observed with special prayer sessions today.
Abdul Jabbar Khan, also former president of the then East Pakistan Muslim League, died at his Gulshan house in Dhaka on April 23, 1984.
He was born at his village home at Baherchar under Babuganj upazila in Barisal on January 1, 1901 and joined the independent legal profession after completing his education.
He later joined the judiciary and was made High Court judge in the then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh.
After retirement, he joined politics and was elected president of the East Pakistan Muslim League in 1964.
He later became the speaker of the Pakistan national assembly in June 1965. He held the position till the promulgation of the martial law in March 1969.
He quit politics in 1969 and engaged himself in promoting education by setting up schools and madrassahs and other social organisations.
Special prayer sessions would be held today marking the day, said a release.
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