huge table-thumping, parliament on Tuesday passed a bill in about five minutes
on lifetime security for the surviving family members of independence architect
Sheikh Mujubur Rahman, which includes Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her sister
Sheikh Rehana and their children.
State minister for home Shamsul Haq Tuku proposed adoption of the bill.
It was passed by voice at around after
adoption as Tuku urged the House to clear the bill.
Hasina, also leader of the parliament, was present during the passage .
Home minister Sahara Khatun tabled the Father of the Nation Family Members
Security Bill 2009 in parliament on Oct 5, and the House sent it to the
standing committee for further scrutiny.