Country needs role of patriots to overcome crisis: Fakhrul
The BNP secretary general made the remarks at a programme arranged commemorating late BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka.
Sadeque Hossain Khoka Smriti Parishad arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club, marking the first death anniversary of late BNP vice chairman and undivided Dhaka City mayor Kohoka.
Fakhrul also inaugurated a two-day photo exhibition on Khoka’s life and work.
Narrating the colourful life of Khoka, the BNP leader said, “It’s very difficult to attend and speak at Khoka Bhai’s death anniversary programme. I don’t know how to talk about the man who was the true friend of people of all strata. I’ve rarely seen such a popular, patriotic and tolerant person like him (Khoka) in my life.”
The BNP leader said Khoka was not a blind politician as he was above all narrowness. “I never saw him criticising the leaders of other parties. He used to tell me one thing, “brother never lose patience.”
He said Khoka worked throughout his life for the welfare of people as he was a leader of people.
Fakhrul said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia liked Khoka very much. “He also had great respect for her. When I met him last time, he told me not to leave Madam (Khaleda) ever.”
He said late Sadeque Hossain Khoka will live in the hearts of people of the country forever.
Sadeque Hossain Khoka died on November 4, 2019 while undergoing treatment for cancer at a New York hospital.