Friday, June 21, 2024

Wasika Ayesha Khan is the country’s first woman Minister of State for Finance

Must read

- Advertisement -
Wasika Ayesha Khan is the country's first woman Minister of State for Finance | As the first woman in the history of the country, Wasika Ayesha Khan, Member of Parliament from reserved women's seat, Chittagong has been appointed as the Minister of State for Finance.


As the first woman in the history of the country, Wasika Ayesha Khan, Member of Parliament from reserved women’s seat, Chittagong has been appointed as the Minister of State for Finance.

On Friday (March 1) at 7:30 in the evening, the President administered the oath to Wasika Ayesha Khan as the Minister of State at Bangabhaban. Sahabuddin. After that, the Cabinet Department issued a notification assigning him the responsibility of State Minister for Finance. Before this, no woman has been given the responsibility of Minister of Finance or Minister of State.

Wasika Ayesha Khan was born on July 24, 1971 and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in commerce from Chittagong University. His father Ataur Rahman Khan Qaiser was one of the organizers of Bangladesh’s independence war and a prominent Awami League politician.

Wasika Ayesha Khan was elected Member of Parliament in 2014 and on December 30, 2018 as a candidate of Awami League in reserved women’s seat No. 31. He became Awami League’s finance and planning secretary in December 2019.

The country’s first woman Minister of State for Finance served as advisor to the Chittagong Arts Complex. He also served as the Vice Chairperson of Climate Parliament Bangladesh, a network advocating for the reduction of fossil fuel use.

Wasika Ayesha Khan, who served as the Vice-President of the Women’s Awami League, became the President of the Standing Committee on the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources in June 2021.

Along with Wasika Ayesha Khan, six others got a place in the cabinet. Among them, Shamsun Nahar has been made the Minister of State for Education, Rokeya Sultana has been made the Minister of State for Health, and Nahid Izahar Khan has been made the Minister of State for Cultural Affairs.

In addition, Md. Shahiduzzaman became the Minister of State for Government Planning. Ministry of Labor and Employment received the responsibility of the Minister of State. Nazrul Islam Chowdhury. Md got the responsibility of State Minister of Rural Development and Cooperatives Department. Abdul Wadud.

Earlier, the prime minister kept the responsibilities of six ministries and departments – Cabinet Department, Defense Ministry, Armed Forces Department, Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, Cultural Affairs Ministry and Labor and Employment Ministry.

Now the Prime Minister has kept four ministries and departments to himself – Cabinet Department, Defense Ministry, Armed Forces Department, Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry.

Among the new state ministers are Naogaon-2 Constituency Member of Parliament Shahiduzzaman Sarkar, Rajshahi-5 Constituency Member of Parliament Abdul Wadud and Chittagong-14 Constituency Member of Parliament Nazrul Islam Chowdhury. On the other hand, Rokeya Sultana, Shamsun Nahar, Wasika Ayesha Khan and Nahid Izahar Khan are MPs from reserved women seats.

Now seven more state ministers have been appointed and the number of cabinet members is 44 including the prime minister. Among them, 25 ministers and 18 state ministers besides the Prime Minister.

On January 7, the 12th National Assembly elections were held. Awami League won the election without BNP. Awami League got 223 out of 299 seats. Jatiya Party gets 11 seats. Bangladesh Workers Party, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Jasad) and Bangladesh Welfare Party won one seat each. Apart from this, 62 independent members of parliament have been elected.

Later, on January 10, the newly elected members of parliament took oath. Then the new cabinet was formed on January 11, the new cabinet members took oath that evening at Bangabhaban. At that time there were 37 members of the new cabinet including the Prime Minister. Among them 25 were ministers and 11 were ministers of state.

Bangladesh got its first female finance secretary in 2022, before the appointment of the first female state finance minister in the history of the country. Fatima Yasmin was appointed as Finance Secretary on July 11 of that year. Before that no woman was appointed as Finance Secretary. This time, another woman has got the responsibility of State Minister of the Ministry of Finance.

- Advertisement -
পূর্ববর্তী নিবন্ধ
পরবর্তী নিবন্ধ
- Advertisement -

More articles

- Advertisement -

Latest article