Bangladesh, Oct. 24 -- BNP on Saturday paid last respect to prominent lawyer Barrister Rafique-ul Haque as he died at a hospital in the capital.

On behalf of the party, its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir paid tribute to the noted jurist at Ad-Din Women's Medical College Hospital in the city by standing in solemn silence for a while in front of the mortal remains of Rafique-ul Haque.

Talking to reporters, Fakhrul later said the demise of Rafique-ul Haque is a big blow to the country's judiciary. "The big void created with his death will not easily be filled."

He said there is a lack of lawyers like Rafique-ul Haque in the country. "We'll miss him. He always stood by the oppressed and provided them with legal support."