Nasreen Jahan Ratna

Nasreen Jahan Ratna (born 8 August 1963) is a Bangladesh Jaitya Party politician and a Member of Bangladesh Parliament from Barisal-6 since 2014.[1][2]

Nasreen Jahan Ratna
Member of Parliament
for Barisal-6
Assumed office
5 January 2014
Preceded byABM Ruhul Amin Howlader
Member of Parliament
for Reserved Women's Seat-42
In office
Succeeded byNurjahan Begum
Personal details
Born (1963-09-08) 8 September 1963 (age 57)
Barisal, East Pakistan, Pakistan
Political partyJatiya Party (Ershad)
Spouse(s)ABM Ruhul Amin Howlader


Ratna was educated at home and did not receive formal education. She is from Barisal City.[3] She was elected chairperson of Bakerganj municipality in May 2004.[4] Her nomination from Barisal-6 was cancelled by the Bangladesh Election Commission for the elections scheduled to take place in 2006. She appealed the decision of the commission on 20 December 2006.[5] Hossain Mohammad Ershad, the chairman of the Jatiya Party, selected her for the Jatiya Party candidate for the general election.[6] In 2009, she was selected to Parliament from one of forty-five reserved seats for women candidates as a member of Jatiya Party.[7] She was elected to Parliament in 2014 from Barisal-6. She was also a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Women and Children Affairs.[8]


Ratna waded into controversy after she opened a bazaar named after Sadek Ali Howlader in Badarganj municipality on 25 August 2009. Sadek Ali Howlader was a member of the Pro Pakistani Rajakar militia and allegedly committed war crimes during the Bangladesh Liberation war. He allegedly committed acts of violence against the Hindu community and the market was built upon land grabbed from Hindu people.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Ratna is married to ABM Ruhul Amin Howlader. Her husband is also a Member of Parliament from Jatiya Party and the general secretary of the Jatiya Party.[10][5]


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  7. ^ "45 woman MPs elected". The Daily Star. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  8. ^ "JS body wants rural working women's dorms". The Daily Star. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  9. ^ Islam, Rafiqul (26 August 2009). "Lawmaker opens bazaar after Razakar's name". The Daily Star. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  10. ^ "All but 35 MPs did it". The Daily Star. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2017.