Md Faridul Haque Khan, an Awami League MP from Jamalpur-2 constituency, has taken oath as the State Minister for Religious Affairs.
The oath-taking ceremony was held at Bangabhaban at 7:00pm on Tuesday, according to media report.“I’ve received a call from Cabinet and they’ll send a car for me around 5:00pm for going to Bangabhaban,” Faridul told journalist earlier in the day while talking to media.
He was given the religious affairs portfolio as the post remained vacant following the death of Sheikh Md Abdullah in June this year.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina-led 47-member Cabinet was constituted on January 6 after the Awami League was re-elected in the last general election. It has 31 new faces and three technocrat ministers.
On July 11, State Minister for Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed and Awami League Women Affairs Secretary Fazilutunnesa Indira joined as minister and state minister in the Cabinet.