BNP leader Monno passes away

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader and noted industrialist Harunur Rashid Khan Monno died on Tuesday. He was 86.

He passed away at Monno Medical College and Hospital in Manikganj. The industrialist founded the hospital, said BNP local unit leader Mainul Islam Shanto.

Monno had been suffering from old-age complications for several years.

He will be buried after his younger daughter Afroza Khan Rita flies in from London, family sources said.

Monno was elected as member of parliament (MP) from Manikganj-2 constituency in 1991 and 1996. In 2001, he was elected as an MP from the Manikganj-3 constituency and was also a cabinet member during the Khaleda Zia’s administration.

As a senior BNP MP from Manikganj, he was also the president of the district unit and a member of Khaleda Zia’s advisory council.

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed condolences over the death and conveyed their sympathies to the family members.