Shakila Farzana, 39, is a practising lawyer at the High Court Division of the Supreme Court.
She is the incumbent joint general secretary of the Supreme Court wing of Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum, a pro-BNP lawyers’ body.
Daughter of Syed Wahidul Alam, a former BNP whip and lawmaker from Chittagong during 2001-06 tenure, Shakila is also a member of the Dhaka District Bar Association and the Supreme Court Bar Association.
She completed SSC from BMS Girls High School, Chittagong, and HSC from Chittagong College.
Shakila completed her LLB and LLM from Chittagong University and later went to London for higher studies. She achieved another LLB degree from the University of London and completed Bar Vocational Course at the City University, London, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Before starting her own chamber “Law Cornerstone” in 2008, Shakila worked with renowned jurists barrister Rafique-Ul Huq for two years and barrister Rokon Uddin Mahmud for over four years.
Her husband Md Bahauddin is a Chittagong-based businessman. He has his outlet in the port city’s Agrabad area. They have two children.
Sources in Chittagong said that Shakila used to deal with the cases related to subversive activities conducted allegedly by the BNP supporters.
However, Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum Joint Secretary General Sanaullah Mia claimed that she usually did not deal with the political cases.