Third Sheikh Mujib cabinet
The third Sheikh Mujib cabinet was the first elected Government of sovereign and independent Bangladesh, was formed on 16 March 1973 after the Bangladesh Awami League won the 1973 general election with a vast majority.
The cabinet was composed of the following ministers:
- Otherwise included with Minister of Commerce
- After March 1974, Minister of Land Administration and Land Reform
- Title varied, "Power" was dropped in March 1974
- Craig Baxter; Syedur Rahman (2003). Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh (Third ed.). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. pp. 206–210. ISBN 0-8108-4863-5.
- Newberry, Daniel O. (17 March 1973). "New Bangladesh Cabinet". WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks cable: 1973DACCA01186_b. Retrieved 28 May 2016. Cite journal requires
- "Mujib Takes Four More Cabinet Posts". Waterloo Daily Courier. Waterloo, Iowa. Associated Press. 31 January 1972.
- Newberry, Daniel O. (5 October 1973). "Cabinet Changes". WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks cable: 1973DACCA04480_b. Retrieved 29 May 2016. Cite journal requires
- "Bangladesh Shakeup". The Canberra Times. Australian Associated Press-Reuter. 10 July 1974.
- "Ministers quite as Mujib gets tough". New Straits Times. Singapore. Reuter. 9 July 1974.
- "Minister quits". The Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. 18 May 1973.
- Ahmed, Sharif Uddin (1999). Sylhet: History and Heritage. Bangladesh Itihas Samiti. ISBN 978-984-31-0478-6.
The post of C-in-C in Bangladesh Army was abolished on 7 April 1972 and he retired from the army for the second time. On 12 April, he became the Minister of Shipping, Inland Water Transport and Airways.