Kazi Aref is remembered for his contribution to the implementation of the spirit of the Liberation War.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday paid profound respect to the memory of one of the organizers of the Liberation War, heroic Freedom Fighter Kazi Aref Ahmed, marking his 23rd death anniversary.
Kazi Aref Ahmed was killed by some terrorists when he was attending an anti-terrorism rally at a playground near Kalidaspur Bazar of Daulatpur in Kushtia on February 16, 1999.
In their messages, both the president and the premier noted that Kazi Aref Ahmed struggled throughout his life for implementation of the spirit of the Liberation War and achieving economic emancipation of the people.
President M Abdul Hamid said Kazi Aref Ahmed played a very active role in all movements from the historic six-point demand to the country’s Liberation War.
He was chief of the intelligence agency of BLF or Mujib Bahini, the president said, before adding that he was also one of the front-ranking members of the Committee for Implementation of Liberation War and Elimination of Killers-Collaborators of 1971.
In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said heroic Freedom Fighter and renowned politician Kazi Aref Ahmed played a strong role as an activist of Chhatra League during the six-point movement led by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu in 1966.
He also played a strong role against all autocrats who grabbed power illegally after the killing of Bangabandhu and most of his family members.
She hoped that the new generations will engage themselves for the welfare of the people as well as the country being imbued with the ideals of Kazi Aref Ahmed.
Both the president and the prime minister prayed for eternal peace for the departed soul of Kazi Aref Ahmed.