Noted journalist Zafar Wazed on Sunday joined the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) as the Director General (DG) of the institute for two years.
PIB DG in-charge and Additional Secretary of the Information Ministry Mir Md Nazrul Islam handed over the charge to the newly appointed DG at a function at the PIB office in the capital, said a press release.Speaking on the occasion, Zafar Wazed vowed to transform the PIB into an international standard instituttion and complete the unfinished works of immediate past DG late Md Shah Alamgir.
Immediate past president of the Jatiya Press Club Shafiqur Rahman, MP, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) president Molla Jalal, Dhaka Union of journalists (DUJ) general secretary Sohel Haider Chowdhury and PIB Director Md Ilias Bhuian, among others, spoke on the occasion.
On April 17, the government appointed Zafar Wazed as the Director General of the PIB for two years following the death of its immedite past DG and senior journalist Shah Alamgir on February 28, 2019.
Zafar Wazed is a former literature secretary of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU). He is also a former students’ representative at the senate of Dhaka University.
Born in Cumilla, Zafar Wazed have served in different capacities in different dailies, including The Daily Janakantha, Banglabazar Patrika and The Daily Muktakantha.