Shamsul Islam (politician)
M Shamsul Islam (1 January 1932 – 26 April 2018) was a Bangladesh Nationalist Party politician, a diplomat and a Jatiya Sangsad member representing the Munshiganj-3 constituency for 4 terms. He served as the minister of information, land, commerce, food and post and telecommunications during the first (1991–1996) and second Khaleda cabinet (2001–2006).
|Minister of Information|
1993 – January 1996
|Preceded by||Nazmul Huda|
|Succeeded by||Abu Sayeed|
6 May 2004 – 29 October 2006
|Preceded by||Tariqul Islam|
|Succeeded by||Abul Kalam Azad|
|Ministry of Land|
10 October 2001 – 6 May 2004
|Succeeded by||Rezaul Karim Hira|
|Minister of Commerce|
1993 – January 1996
|Preceded by||M. K. Anwar|
|Succeeded by||Tofail Ahmed|
|Minister of Food|
|Succeeded by||Matia Chowdhury|
|State Minister of Post and Telecommunications|
20 March 1991 – September 1991
|Member of Parliament|
5 March 1991 – 27 October 2006
|Preceded by||Mohammad Jamal Hossain|
|Succeeded by||M. Idris Ali|
|Born||1 January 1932|
|Died||26 April 2018 (aged 87)|
|Political party||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
Islam served as the general secretary of Dhaka district unit and an executive member of the central committee of the now-defunct National Democratic Front party, led by Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy. He was also the general secretary of East Pakistan Family Planning Union during 1968–1971.
On 2 September 2007, Anti-Corruption Commission filed a case against Islam, along with the former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and others on charges of awarding Global Agro Trade Company a cargo-handling deal through misuse of power. He was later detained and freed on bail in July 2008.
- "Ex-BNP minister Shamsul Islam passes away". The Daily Star. 2018-04-27. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
- "BNP's Shamsul Islam freed on bail". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
- "Anwara Islam, wife of BNP leader Shamsul Islam, is dead". bdnews24.com. 2015-06-03. Retrieved 2020-09-07.