Dhaka Wasa MD: HC rejects writ petition challenging reappointment | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 19, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:27 AM, October 19, 2020

Dhaka Wasa MD: HC rejects writ petition challenging reappointment

The High Court yesterday rejected a writ petition that challenged legality of the process for reappointing Taqsem A Khan as managing director (MD) of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa). 

The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam rejected the petition, due to it not being moved properly.

Deputy Attorney General Noor-us Sadik represented the state during the hearing. Engineer Khandker Monjur Morshed, former additional chief engineer of Bangladesh Water Development Board, submitted the petition to the HC on September 24.

In it, he prayed to the HC to stay the proposal for extending Taqsem's tenure by three more years.

Taqsem has been Dhaka Wasa MD for the last 11 years. He was appointed for five consecutive terms of varying lengths, with his latest term expiring on October 14.

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