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|Lieutenant General Nuruddin Khan|
|Born||Kanchikata, Monohardi, Narsingdi, Dhaka.|
|Commands held||Chief of Army Staff
9 Infantry Division
|Other work||Energy Minister|
Nuruddin Khan is a lieutenant general of the Bangladesh Army, served as Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army (1990-1994), and served as Energy Minister of Bangladesh (1996-1997). He did not pursue a political career after the Awami League government, in which he served, ended in 2001.
Chief of Army Staff
In November 1990, then President Hossain Mohammad Ershad promoted Khan to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed him as the Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army. He refused to supported Ershad during democracy protests that evenly forced Ershad to resign.
A member of the Awami League, Khan was elected MP of the 7th Bangladesh National Assembly. During his tenure as an MP, in 1996 he was appointed as the Minister of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs in the Sheikh Hasina administration. Because of his mismanagement, which resulted in power shortages in the country, among other problems, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina dismissed him. Fuel prices doubled during the period of severe power shortages. Khan was kept on as a "minister without portfolio," enjoying numerous benefits, until the Awami League government in 2001 term ended. In 2002 he voluntarily retired from all kinds of politics. Since then, Khan is passing quiet life.
Khan is married and has two daughters and a son. His son briefly served in the Bangladesh Army. Khan and his wife reside in DOHS Mohakhali of the capital Dhaka.
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Lt.Gen. Atiqur Rahman
|Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh||Succeeded by
Lt.Gen. Abu Saleh Mohammad Nasim