President Abdul Hamid administers oath to Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of the newly elected cabinet
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will head the 49 member cabinet which includes 29 ministers, 17 state ministers and two deputy ministers.
The new cabinet was sworn in this afternoon by President Abdul Hamid at his office-cum-residence Bangabhaban.
The president first administered the oath to Awami League chief Hasina as the prime minister of the country.
Later, 29 cabinet ministers, 17 state ministers and two deputy ministers were sworn in in phases.
The president had earlier invited Hasina who was elected the Leader of the AL Parliamentary Party to form the government. The AL won the brute majority in the January 5 10th parliament election which was boycotted by the opposition parties.
Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad also attended the swearing-in ceremony as a guest.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia who was also invited as a guest however did not turn up for the event.
A tea party will be held there after the event, sources said.
Over a thousand guests including diplomats have been invited to the ceremony, sources at the cabinet division said earlier.
Meanwhile, a total of 35 additional new cars have been added to the Transport Pool to the Secretariat for the new ministers of the "all-party" cabinet.