Zakia Nur takes oath as MP | The Daily Star
03:40 PM, February 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:00 PM, August 19, 2019

Zakia Nur takes oath as MP

Dr Syeda Zakia Nur, who was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) uncontested from Kishoreganj-1 constituency, took oath at the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban in Dhaka today.

Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath of office to the MP elected on Awami League (AL) ticket, said an official release.

JS Senior Secretary Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan conducted the oath taking ceremony while Chief Whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury and Whip Iqbalur Rahim were present at the function.

Zakia Nur, younger sister of former AL general secretary and public administration minister late Syed Ashraful Islam, was elected Member of Parliament from Kishoreganj-1 constituency in a re-election as the constituency fell vacant following the death of Syed Ashraf.

Ashraf, son of acting president of Bangladesh during the Liberation War and one of the four national leaders Syed Nazrul Islam, was elected as MP from the constituency for the fifth consecutive term in December 30 polls.

But he died at a Bangkok hospital on January 3, on the day when other elected lawmakers of the 11th parliament took oath.

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