Selima Rahman

Selima Rahman is a Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) politician. She served as a State Minister at the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the Government of Bangladesh during 2001–2006.[3]

Selima Rahman
সেলিমা রহমান
State Minister of Cultural Affairs
In office
10 October 2001 – 28 October 2006
Preceded byObaidul Quader
Member of Parliament of Reserved Women's Seat-27
In office
10 October 2001 – 28 October 2001
Preceded byPanna Kaiser[1]
Succeeded byBegum Ruby Rahman [2]
Personal details
NationalityBangladeshi
Political partyBangladesh Nationalist Party
Parent(s)
Relatives

BackgroundEdit

Rahman is the daughter of justice Abdul Jabbar Khan, a former speaker of the Pakistan National Assembly. Her siblings include journalist and columnist Sadek Khan, poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah, journalist and government minister A.Z.M. Enayetullah Khan, government minister Rashed Khan Menon, architect Sultan M. Khan, photographer Allen Khan and the publisher of New Age, Shahidullah Khan Badal.[4]

CareerEdit

Rahman served as the joint secretary general and vice-chairman of BNP.[5][6]

Rahman was arrested several times during her political career — in April 2012 under section 54 of the Criminal Procedure Code,[7] in December 2013,[8] in January 2014 for the Ramna Police Station arson case,[9] in August 2015 for assaulting police[10] and in September 2016 for an arson attack on a bus.[11][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of 7th Parliament Members". www.parliament.gov.bd. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  2. ^ "List of 9th Parliament Members". www.parliament.gov.bd. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  3. ^ "Representation of women reduced to half". Gulf News. October 14, 2001. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  4. ^ Halim, Anwar Parvez (March 19, 2005). "All in the family". Probe News Magazine. Archived from the original on April 4, 2010. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "Selima Rahman picked up". The Daily Star. January 7, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "Govt out to tarnish Zia family's image". The Daily Star. April 3, 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Sylhet violence leaves 2 dead". The Daily Star. April 24, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  8. ^ "3 BNP leaders freed after detention". The Daily Star. December 30, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "BNP leader Selima released". The Daily Star. January 17, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "Arrest warrant against BNP's Selima Rahman". The Daily Star. August 26, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  11. ^ "Arrest order for BNP's Selima Rahman, 66 others". The Daily Star. August 17, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  12. ^ "Pallabi arson: Arrest warrant for Selima, 13 others". The Daily Star. September 22, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016.