On November 12, Jamaat's central election commission announced Shafiqur as the ameer of the party
The newly elected Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Dr Shafiqur Rahman has formally taken charge of the party by taking oath of office.
The party's Chief Election Commissioner Maolana ATM Masum administered the oath to Shafiqur at a house in Dhaka around 11am on Thursday, the party's publicity wing said.
At the oath taking program, several top Jamaat leaders, including the former ameer Maqbul Ahmed, were present.
On November 12, Jamaat-e-Islami's Central Election Commission announced Shafiqur, who was the party's secretary general, as the ameer of the political party after more than three weeks' voting.
Shafiqur Rahman passed his MBBS examination from Sylhet Medical College in 1983. During his student life, Shafiqur acted as the president of the Sylhet unit Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. In 1985, he joined the Central Majlish-e-Shura.
In his years with Jamaat, Shafiqur occupied many important posts. In 1998, he was nominated as a member of the central administrative body of Jamaat. He was made the party's acting secretary general in 2011, and had been working as the secretary general since 2017 before he was elected ameer this year.