Morshed Khan

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Morshed Khan
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Khan in 2014
Native name মোরশেদ খান
Born (1940-08-08) 8 August 1940 (age 77)
Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, British India
Alma mater Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Occupation politician
Political party Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Khan with United States Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Morshed Khan (born 8 August 1940) is a Bangladeshi politician and was the foreign minister of Bangladesh[1] from 2001 to 2006. Prior to entering politics, Khan was one of the most successful businessmen in Bangladesh. His many assets and holdings in Bangladesh include Citycell, Pacific Motors and Arab Bangladesh Bank.

Early life[edit]

Khan was born in Chittagong. He studied engineering at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering. Following that, he received his postgraduate diploma from Sophia University, Japan.


After his return to Bangladesh, he established several industries. He became active in politics first as the chairman to the Committee of Foreign Affairs and then as a special envoy of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, during the Bangladesh Nationalist Party led government between 1991 and 1996. He has served several terms in the Jatiyo Sangshad, the national parliament of Bangladesh. He served as the Foreign Minister in the Cabinet from October 2001 until a caretaker government took office to prepare for new elections in October 2006.[2]

He is the owner of Citycell, the first mobile phone service provider in South Asia, Pacific Motors, a car dealership, and Arab Bangladesh Bank, one of the first banks in Bangladesh.


  1. ^ Schendel, Willem van (2005). The Bengal borderland: beyond state and nation in South Asia. Anthem Press. pp. 207–. ISBN 978-1-84331-145-4. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "SC allows ACC to appeal against Morshed Khan's acquittal". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
Political offices
Preceded by
A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Iajuddin Ahmed