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মাননীয় প্রতিমন্ত্রী

জাহিদ ফারুক, এমপি
মাননীয় প্রতিমন্ত্রী
পানি সম্পদ মন্ত্রণালয়
গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার

 

Mr. Zaheed Farooque hails from a respected Muslim family in the South-West of Bangladesh, Barishal, his home town and current constituency. 

A graduated under University of Peshawar Mr. Zaheed served in armed forces and with a long-acknowledged career of 34 years, retired as colonel. In armed service he was privileged to serve both inside and overseas posting includes different strategic command position. He is a proud member of UN Peace Mission.

Following his extended family legacy, he engaged in voluntary social works locally which leads him eventually in politics. Patronizing different social and educational institutions and other people centric engagement emerged him as a popular political figure .

Currently he is the vice president of the district committee of   ruling party “Bangladesh Awami League”, the party established by the father of the nation BangaBandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
In his decade long political career much contributed in consolidating “Bangladesh Awami League” in his area, with huge mass support under the caring guidance and prudent leadership of the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh and president of the ruling Party Sheikh Hasina, daughter of the father of the nation.

Mr. Zaheed gradually emerged as an uncompromising leader and elected as the Member of Parliament in 2018 General Election with a huge margin from his contestants. A politician with veracity and promise, he has been entrusted with the portfolio of State Minister (in charge) for the Ministry of Water Resources. The Ministry deals with critical livelihood issues of riverine Bangladesh by caring the entire gamut of water management with its transboundary complexity.

Currently he is the Chair of the BWDB, RRI, WARPO and member of the numbers of national committees on water management and related other areas. 

Mr. Zaheed is a regular reader and keen with current socio-political affairs. Fond of classical music and sports includes cricket and football. On professional business trip he has been visited USA, China, Germany, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Austria, India, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. 

Mr. Zaheed pleased his parents and kin with his birth on 26th November 1950. Married with Laila Shameem Ara, Mr. Zaheed is blessed with their only son, who studied and living in USA. He is more blessed with thousands of followers whom he represents at the national parliament. 

 


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