The portfolio has been vacant since previous state minister Sheikh Md Abdullah died in June this year
Faridul Haque Khan Dulal, a ruling party lawmaker from Jamalpur 2 constituency, is expected to be sworn in as the state minister for the Religious Affairs Ministry on Tuesday.
He will be replacing 75-year-old previous state minister Sheikh Md Abdullah, who died of Covid-19 and complications of old age at a Dhaka hospital on June 13, reports Bangla Tribune.
Confirming the matter on Monday, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Sultan Ahmed said: "MP Faridul will be sworn in at around 7pm on Tuesday."
Islampur Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) SM Mazharul Islam said: "Faridul Haque Khan, elected member of parliament from my upazila, will take oath at 6pm on Tuesday. We heard the news around 5pm today and congratulated him too.”
Faridul Haque Khan Dulal, nominated by Awami League, was elected as the MP from Jamalpur 2 constituency in the ninth, 10th and 11th parliamentary elections. He is the president of the Islampur upazila unit of Awami League.
Faridul Haq Khan was born on January 2, 1956 in the village of North Sirajabad in Islampur upazila of Jamalpur district. His father's name is Md Habibur Rahman Khan and mother's name is Mosammat Fatema Khanam.
He was a member of the parliamentary standing committee of the Ministry of Home Affairs in the 10th national assembly.