Sultan Ahmed (deputy speaker)
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Sultan Ahmed Chowdhury
|Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya sangsad and minister of Bangladesh govt|
3 April 1979 – 4 March 1982
|Preceded by||Korban Ali|
|Succeeded by||Md. Baitullah|
|Born||16 August 1932|
Chowdhury Bari, North Halisahar, Chittagong
|Died||19 June 1992|
Royal Mersdon Hospital, London, U K
|Political party||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|Alma mater||Chattogram Govt, Muslim high school, Chittagong Govt, College and Dhaka university|
Early life and educationEdit
Barrister Sultan completed his school certificate exam in Ctg. Govt Muslim High School in the year 1946 after that he passed H.S.C Exam with first division under Dhaka University in the year 1948. Then he completed B.A (hons.) in political science from same University and also perform his master's degree with a distinction in political science. In 1954, he was invited as honorary lecturer in same university's Political Science Dept. He passed the barrister-at-law exam with the highest marks in constitution law and Mohammedan law from Lincoln's Inn. He also studied economics in Berlin in 1960.
Government and state dutyEdit
From 1955 to 1957, Ahmed served in the Ministry of Central Industries, works and irrigation as a joint secretary with concern central Minister and famous Bangladeshi industrialist A.K Khan. Ahmed was the deputy speaker and as a full cabinet minister status from April 1979 to March 1982 with efficiency and utmost impartiality when the members of both treasury, and opposition bench unanimously agreed Deputy Speaker to enjoy the rank and status of full-fledged cabinet minister by enacting a law. Prior permission and request of honbl'e President he performed as the speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament Session in April–May 1980 when Honb'le Speaker went and stay long time medical visit in then East Germany. In March 1982 Ahmed took over as a port, shipping, i w t a and post, T & T minister. Barrister Sultan attend inter Parliamentary Conference Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1979. He was elected vice-chairman of the inter-parliamentary union in Norway. He attended various international-level conferences and seminars several times. Later, Ahmed served in the Bangladesh cabinet as a planning minister in 1985. He visited India and Cuba as a state or presidential representative. In 1980 he was the first civil administrator of the Chittagong Municipal Corporation 1986-1987.
Ahmed began his political career in 1942. He took many responsibilities including that of organization secretary, presidential adviser in political parties, and advisory roles in various social, educational organizations and Trade body. He was associated with the great national leader Husuin Shaheed Suhrawardy and politician of Bangladesh and labour leader Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury. In 1984, with senior party leaders, he organized the first public and political meeting against the autocratic political system at the historic Laldighi Maidan in Chittagong. Barrister Sultan played coordinator role in greater Chittagong for 3rd presidential election which was held on 15 November 1981.
Ahmed established businesses including salt production and a sawmill. He engaged with transport and local shipping businesses. Barrister Sultan was one of the initial promoter of Pubali Bank Ltd. in 1985He was the key promoter, vice chairman and director of the former Al Baraka Islamic Bank in Bangladesh. He was the sponsor shareholder/director of Federal Insurance co ltd. He was connected with local shipyard, timber, and textile industries. Ahmed participated in world agricultural seminars of held concern to Bangladesh which were held in the U.S.
3. U S Cotton council Seminar in Taxes in 1984