Newly-elected Jamaat amir Shafiqur Rahman, while taking his oath, recalled the freedom fighters and martyrs of the 1971 War of the Independence. He took oath as party chief in a Dhaka city auditorium on Thursday.
The chief election commissioner of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, ATM Masum, administrated the oath in presence of the members of the central executive council of the party.
Taking the oath, Shafiqur recalled the personalities who sacrificed their lives in struggles to build Islamic society, freeing the humanity and realising common people’s demands in different ages.
‘During this month of victory, I, with due respect, remember all the martyrs and freedom fighters in the struggle for independence. Our beloved motherland earned independence at the cost of their courage, patriotism and sacrifice,’ he said.
‘I am, with due respect, remembering Bangladesh’s architect late Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Shaheed President Ziaur Rahman, Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani and General Ataul Gani Osmani, the supreme commander of the War of Independence,’ he said.
Immediate past amir Makbul Ahmad, central leaders Mujibur Rahman, Mia Golam Parwar, Rafiqul Islam Khan, Hamidur Rahman Azad and others attended the function, a party press release said.
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