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Jabbar becomes telecom minister, Tarana moved to Information Ministry

  • Published at 03:32 pm January 3rd, 2018
  • Last updated at 11:25 pm January 3rd, 2018
Jabbar becomes telecom minister, Tarana moved to Information Ministry
The government redistributed the duties and responsibilities of nine ministers and state ministers on Wednesday, only 24 hours after three new ministers and a state minister were sworn in. Rashed Khan Menon is no longer the minister for civil aviation and tourism, but retains the powers of a full minister after assuming responsibility for the Ministry of Social Welfare. Menon is replaced at the civil aviation and tourism ministry by the newly-sworn in AKM Shajahan Kamal. The state minister for social welfare, Nuruzzaman Ahmed, will resume his responsibilities after functioning as a de facto full minister for 18 months. Anisul Islam Mahmud and Anwar Hossain Manju have exchanged their respective domains at the Ministry of Water Resources and Ministry of Environment and Forests. Tarana Halim is now the state minister for information. She was previously the state minister for posts, telecommunication and information technology. Mustafa Jabbar has been made full minister for the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology. Kazi Keramat Ali will be state minister for Technical and Madrassah Education Division under the Ministry of Education. Narayan Chandra Chan will take up the mantle of minister of fisheries and livestock. Cabinet Secretary Shafiul Alam confirmed the change in the roles and responsibilities on Wednesday.