Mosharraf Hossain (politician)

Mosharraf Hossain (known as Engineer Mosharraf Hossain; born 12 January 1943)[1] is a Bangladeshi politician. He is the incumbent Jatiya Sangsad member representing the Chittagong-1 constituency for the 6th term.[2] He is a Presidium member of the Bangladesh Awami League currently and was the president of its Chittagong North District unit before. After his graduation from University of Engineering and Technology (Lahore) in 1966 he joined politics and was elected as a Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) of what was then East Pakistan in 1970. He was also the member of Constituent Assembly of Bangladesh. He served as the minister of two portfolios: Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism and Minister of Housing and Public Works.[3]

Mosharraf Hossain
মোশাররফ হোসেন
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Hossain in 2016
Minister of Housing and Public Works
In office
12 January 2014 – 7 January 2019
Succeeded byRezaul Karim Hira
Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism
In office
1 January 1998 – 15 July 2001
Succeeded byGM Quader
Member of Parliament
for Chittagong-1
Assumed office
25 January 2009
Preceded byMohamad Ali Jinnah
In office
September 1996 – 13 July 2001
Preceded byObaidul Huq Khandaker
In office
10 July 1986 – 6 December 1987
Succeeded byAbu Salek
In office
7 April 1973 – 6 November 1975
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byObaidul Huq Khandaker
Personal details
Born (1943-01-12) 12 January 1943 (age 78)
Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, British India
NationalityBangladeshi
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
Spouse(s)Ayesha Sultana
OccupationPolitician, engineer

Early lifeEdit

CareerEdit

In August 2013, Hossain was included in the Awami League Central Working Committee.[4]

Cabinet ministerEdit

After the general election in 1996, Hossain was appointed as the Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism. In 2014, he was appointed as the Minister of Public Works and Housing.[5]

Anti-Corruption Commission filed charges against Hossain in May 2007 over irregularities in the allocation of commercial land in Chittagong. On 26 January 2018, a court in Chittagong found him innocent of all charges.[6]

In January 2019, Hossain was among a number of senior Awami League leaders who were dropped from the new Cabinet of Ministers.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Constituency 278_11th_En". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  2. ^ "List of 11th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Cabinet of Bangladesh Government 1996 to 2001" Archived 22 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Engr Mosharraf inducted in AL presidium". The Daily Star. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Minister for Housing and Public Works Engineer Mosharraf Hossain - Business". The Daily Observer. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Eng Mosharraf relieved of 2007 graft charges". The Daily Star. 26 January 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  7. ^ "The AL big shots dropped". The Daily Star. 6 January 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2021.