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Khan in 2014
|Native name||মোরশেদ খান|
8 August 1940 |
Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Alma mater||Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology|
|Political party||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
Morshed Khan (born 8 August 1940) is a Bangladeshi politician and was the foreign minister of Bangladesh 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- "SC allows ACC to appeal against Morshed Khan's acquittal". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury
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