JaPa secy gen Ziauddin Bablu dies of Covid

Published : 02 Oct 2021 05:46 PM | Updated : 03 Oct 2021 09:10 AM

Jatiya Party (JaPa) Secretary General Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu has passed away at the age of 67.

Party Press Secretary Khandaker Delwar Jalali said physicians declared Bablu dead around 9:15am on Saturday.

Family said Bablu tested positive for Covid-19 and admitted to Labaid Specialised Hospital at the capital’s Dhanmondi on 6 September. He was shifted to Bangladesh Specialised Hospital as his condition deteriorated further.

Bablu was made Jatiya Party secretary general on 26 July 2020. He was a member of parliament from Chittagong-9 constituency in the 10th parliament. 

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He held several portfolios during Ershad regime and made prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s advisor in 2013.

Bablu was elected general secretary of Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) in 1982.

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