The council holds an emergency meeting to address the issue of Mr Nizam’s resignation from the organization
The Editors Council has asked Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam, who recently resigned from the post of the organization’s general secretary, to attend the next meeting of the council and express his grievances in person.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the council said it was “suddenly faced with a crisis” due to Naem Nizam’s public announcement of resignation from the post of its general secretary on Tuesday.
The Editors Council held an emergency meeting at 3pm on Thursday, to address “Mr Nizam’s unilateral public announcement of resignation from the post of its general secretary on July 27, 2021, and that too from abroad, on grounds of differences of opinion with the [council] president and the subsequent public response of the president the next day,” the statement said.
The meeting, presided over by Editors Council President Mahfuz Anam, unanimously adopted the following resolution:
“The Council, for the sake of greater unity of the organization, would hear the grievances of Mr Naem directly from him, who is expected to return to Dhaka on July 31 [Saturday], and therefore requests him to attend the next meeting of the Council to be held as soon as possible.”
The meeting also authorized Mr Reazuddin Ahmed, a senior member of the council, to personally communicate the content of the resolution to Mr Nizam and pursue the latter to attend the next meeting.
Mr Ahmed has been requested to report back to the president about the development of his efforts by seven days, the statement said.