Abdul Matin Khasru
Abdul Matin Khasru (Bengali: আবদুল মতিন খসরু; 12 February 1950 – 14 April 2021) was a lawyer and a Bangladeshi politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Comilla-5, having first held the seat between 1991 and 2001. Although he lost the seat to Md. Yunus in the 2001 general election, he regained it in the December 2008 general election. He served in the first Hasina cabinet as Minister of Law and Justice from 1997 to 2001.
Abdul Matin Khasru
আবদুল মতিন খসরু
|Minister of Law and Justice|
14 January 1997 – 15 July 2001
|Prime Minister||Sheikh Hasina|
|Preceded by||Syed Istiaq Ahmed|
|Succeeded by||Syed Istiaq Ahmed|
|Member of Parliament|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Mohammad Yunus|
February 1991 – October 2001
|Preceded by||Mohammad Yunus|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Yunus|
|Born||February 12, 1950|
Mirpur village, Brahmanpara Upazila, Comilla District
|Died||14 April 2021 (aged 71)|
|Political party||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Alma mater||Madhabpur High School, Comilla Victoria Government College|
Khasru completed his Secondary Education from Madhabpur High School. After passing SSC in 1967, he got admitted to Comilla Victoria Government College and completed Graduation in 1970 from there. They were four brothers and three sisters of whom he was the eldest. His father served in the Pakistan Army.
Khasru started his legal practice at the District and Sessions Judges Court, Comilla in 1978. Later he started practicing in the High Court Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court in 1982. He founded a law firm Abdul Matin Khasru & Associates in Dhaka.
On 16 March 2021, he won the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association Election 2021-2022 as President from the White Panel backed by the Bangladesh Awami League. Although he died before taking charge.
Khasru was elected to Parliament in 2008 on an Awami League nomination from Comilla-5. He headed the Parliamentarians' Caucus on Disability during the 9th parliamentary sessions. On 23 March 2011, he criticised the use of "vulgar" words by members of parliament in the Jatiya Sangshad.
Khasru was re-elected to Parliament in 2014 on an Awami League nomination from Comilla-5. In 2015, he was made the law secretary of Bangladesh Awami League. He became a member of the party's Presidium in 2017.
Khasru was re-elected to Parliament in 2018 on an Awami League nomination from Comilla-5. He was the president of the parliamentary standing committee on law. He summoned the Anti-Corruption Commission to parliament over its failure to take action against the former chairperson of BASIC Bank, Sheikh Abdul Hai Bacchu, on loans scams.
On 10 April 2020, Mosheur Mahfuz Babu, journalist and owner of Times of Cumilla, was arrested under the Digital Security Act for spreading "rumours" about Khasru. The website had reported Khasru's death. During the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh, Khasru provided food aid to 5000 families in Comilla in April 2020.
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