Four more former ministers, who were dropped from Sheikh Hasina's new cabinet, have been made chiefs of the same number of parliamentary standing committees last night.
With Leader of the House Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's approval, Chief Whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury proposed the names of the committees and the members in accordance with the Rules of Procedure.
The Jatiya Sangsad, with Deputy Speaker M Fazley Rabbi Mia in the chair, unanimously adopted the proposal by voice votes.
Former information minister Hasanul Haq Inu was made chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the information ministry. The other members of the committee are Golam Mohammad Kader, Kazi Keramat Ali, Begum Simin Hossen Rimi, Shafiqur Rahman, Saimun Sarwar Kamol, Akbar Hossen Pathan Faruque and Ibadul Karim.
Former housing and public works minister Mosharraf Hossen was made chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the Ministry of Housing and Public Works. The other members are Narayan Chandra Chanda, Alhaz Dabirul Islam, Bazlul Haq Haroon, Zillul Hakim, AKM Selim Osman, Monwar Hossen Chowdhury and Anwarul Ashraf Khan.
Former environment, forest and climate change minister Anisul Islam Mahmud will head the parliamentary standing committee on the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment, with Prof Ali Ashraf, Moazzem Hossen Ratan, Mrinal Kanti Das, Didarul Alam, Begum Ayesha Ferdous, Pankaj nath, Sadeque Khan and Iqbal Hossen as members of the committee.
Former state minister for labour Mujibul Haq Chunnu was made chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the labour and employment ministry, while other members are Shajahan Khan, Qamrul Islam, Shamim Osman, Israfil Alam, Nazrul Islam Chowdhury, Manu Majumder and Iqbal Hossen.
Awami League MP and former state minister for home M Shamsul Haq Tuku was made chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the home ministry. Members of the committee are Afsarul Amin, Habibur Rahman, Shamsul Alam Dudu, Kuzendra Lal Tripura, Faridul Haq Khan, Pir Fazlur Rahman and Nur Mohammad.
The House last night also formed a parliamentary standing committee on the railway ministry with AL MP ABM Fazley Karim Chowdhury as its chief. The other members of the committee are Asaduzzaman Noor, Shafiqul Islam Shimul, Shafiqul Azam Khan, Saifuzzaman, HM Ibrahim, Nasimul Alam Chowdhury and Gazi Shahnewaz.
A total of 24 parliamentary standing committees have so far been formed in the last four sessions of the JS.