M. K. Anwar
M. K. Anwar
|Minister of Agriculture|
October 2001 – 2006
|Born||1 January 1933|
Homna Upazila, Comilla, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Died||24 October 2017 (aged 84)|
|Political party||Bangladesh National Party|
|Occupation||Cabinet Secretary, politician|
Anwar joined in the government service in 1953 as an officer of Civil Service of Pakistan (CSP). 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. He served as the former Minister of Agriculture under Khaleda Zia administration (2001-2006). He was a vice-president of Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
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. 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.
Anwar died on 24 October 2017.
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