BTRC gets new chief
The government yesterday cancelled the appointment of Iqbal Mahmud, just a month after naming the former telecom secretary as the new chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).
The government has now appointed Shahjahan Mahmood, a political figure, who will replace Sunil Kanti Bose, whose contract ends on October 22.
Mahmood, an expatriate Bangladeshi in the US, heads the ruling Awami League's Washington DC chapter, according to two leaders of the party.
Mahmood will continue as the BTRC chief until May 11, 2018, according to a notice issued by the public administration ministry yesterday. Earlier, Iqbal Mahmud was appointed on August 25.