[Photo/PID via Banglar Chokh.]
— Five new advisers sworn-in Wednesday at the presidential palace: Former secretary AMM Shawkat Ali, former Attorney General AF Hassan Ariff, former Director General of National Security Intelligence (NSI) Major General (Retired) Ghulam Quader, Director of CAMPE Rasheda K Chowdhury and economist Hossain Zillur Rahman.
— Five advisers out: Mainul Hosein, Geeteara Safiya Choudhury, Tapan Chowdury, Major General (Retired) ASM Matiur Rahman and Ayub Quadri.
— Sources in Dhaka hint that two more advisers will resign sometime soon.
— New advisers are likely to be sworn-in Wednesday.
— Incoming list:
[An E-Bangladesh report.]
Four advisers of the military-led caretaker government in Bangladesh have resigned Tuesday, as part of a a major shakeup in the interim setup. Advisers Mainul Hosein, Geeteara Safiya Choudhury, Tapan Chowdury and Major General (Retired) ASM Matiur Rahman tendered their resignation letters to the president. Among them, Mainul Hosein and Tapan Chowdhury have confirmed to newsmen in Dhaka that they “resigned as desired by the government.” Earlier, adviser Ayub Quadri resigned on December 26.
Highly placed sources in Dhaka have confirmed to E-Bangladesh that a batch of new advisers will be sworn-in Wednesday at the presidential palace. From intelligence sources in Dhaka, E-Bangladesh has obtained a list of individuals whose name may appear as new appointees of the caretaker government. This list, however, is not confirmed by any other independent source.
— Professor M Shamsher Ali, ex-vice chancellor of Bangladesh Open University.
— Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury, vice chancellor of BRAC University.
— Major General (Retired) Golam Quader, ex-chief of DGFI.
— Nurul Huda, ex-IGP (Inspector General of Police).
— Rasheda K Choudhury, director of CAMPE.
— Fazle Hasan Abed, chairman of BRAC.
— M Showkat Ali, ex-secretary.