M. K. Anwar

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M. K. Anwar
Minister of Agriculture
In office
October 2001 – 2006
Personal details
Born(1933-01-01)1 January 1933
Homna Upazila, Comilla, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died24 October 2017(2017-10-24) (aged 84)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
Political partyBangladesh National Party
OccupationCabinet Secretary, politician

M. K. Anwar (1 January 1933 – 24 October 2017) was a Bangladesh Nationalist Party politician and a government minister of Bangladesh.[1]

Career[edit]

Anwar joined in the government service in 1953 as an officer of Civil Service of Pakistan (CSP).[2] He was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Comilla-1 at the 1991 general election. He was re-elected at the 1996 and 2001 general elections. He was a standing committee member of Bangladesh Nationalist Party.[3][4] He served as the former Minister of Agriculture under Khaleda Zia administration (2001-2006).[5] He was a vice-president of Bangladesh Nationalist Party.[6]

Lawsuits[edit]

In 2014, Anwar was sued by Bangladesh Police for causing communal disharmony after he accused Bangladesh Awami League of burning Quran during Hifazat-e Islam protests, while proclaiming Hifazats innocence.[7] In 2015, Bangladesh police filed a case against him over violence during the 10th national elections. In March 2017, arrest warrants were issued against him.[8]

Death[edit]

Anwar died on 24 October 2017.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Govt takes hardline". The Daily Star. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. ^ "BNP leader MK Anwar passes away". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  3. ^ "MK Anwar gets bail". The Daily Star. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Arrest warrant issued for BNP leader MK Anwar, 16 others in 2015 sabotage case". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Pakistan to help Bangladesh grow wheat, cotton". archive.thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Hasina sworn in as PM". The Daily Star. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  7. ^ "BNP leader MK Anwar charged for inciting communal trouble". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Warrants out for BNP leader Barkat Ullah Bulu, 34 others in 2015 violence case". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  9. ^ "BNP leader MK Anwar's janaza held, burial tomorrow". The Daily Star. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2018.