The government has appointed retired Appellate Division justice Md Nizamul Haque as the chairman of the Bangladesh Press Council.
The Ministry of Public Administration issued a notification on Monday about his appointment as per The Press Council Act, 1984.
Nizamul Haque was appointed as chairman of ICT-1 on March 25 in 2010 for holding trials of those accused of 1971 war crimes. He was a treasurer and lawyer for the Bangladesh human rights organisation Odhikar before joining the High Court.
Haque was first appointed a justice of the High Court by President Shahabuddin Ahmed, the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He was reappointed to the High Court by President Zillur Rahman, on March 24, 2009.