State Minister Imran Ahmad took oath as a full minister while Awami League leader Fazilatunnesa Indira as a state minister
State Minister Imran Ahmad, who was promoted to a full minister, and newly appointed State Minister Fazilatunnesa Indira has taken oath of office.
President Abdul Hamid administered the oath, while Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam conducted the ceremony, at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban on Saturday evening, reports UNB.
The ceremony began around 7:33pm with recitations from the Holy Quran.
At the end of the oath-taking ceremony, the president and the premier exchanged greetings with the newly appointed minister, and the state minister, and distinguished guests.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Shahab Uddin, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, and high officials from the President and Prime Minister's Offices were also present.
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The government, on Thursday, elevated the State Minister for Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad to a full minister, while making Awami League Women Affairs Secretary Fazilatunnesa Indira a state minister.
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina formed government for the third consecutive term when she took oath as the Prime Minister on January 7 last, leading a 47-member cabinet.
With the induction of Indira into the cabinet, the number of ministers and state ministers has risen to 48.