Zahid Maleque

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Zahid Maleque
Minister of Health and Family Welfare
Assumed office
7 January 2019
Personal details
Born (1959-04-11) 11 April 1959 (age 59)
Manikganj District, East Pakistan, Pakistan
Political partyBangladesh Awami League

Zahid Maleque (born 11 April 1959) is a Bangladesh Awami League politician and the current Minister of Health and Family Welfare.[1] In 2016, he received WHO award on behalf of the health ministry for reducing child mortality.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Maleque was born on 11 April 1959 in Garpara Union, Manikgonj Sadar Upazila, Manikgonj District, East Pakistan.[4] His parents were Colonel A Maleque and Fouzia Maleque. His father was a former minister and member of parliament.[5]


Maleque was elected to parliament from Manikganj-3 in 2018 as a candidate of Bangladesh Awami League.[6] He is chairman of Sun Life Insurance Company Limited, Bangladesh Thai Aluminium Limited, World Wide Enterprise Limited, Rahat Real Estate and Construction Limited and Pristine Color Limited.[5]


  1. ^ "Tongi disaster exposes a weakness in Bangladesh's health sector". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Bangladesh gets UN recognition". 7 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Calls to regulate Horlicks advertisements in Bangladesh maligning breastfeeding campaign". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Zahid Maleque -জাহিদ মালেক Biography". Amarmp. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  5. ^ a b "Zahid Maleque, MP,Chairman, BTA Group". Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  6. ^ "Zahid Maleque -জাহিদ মালেক History". Amarmp. Retrieved 2018-07-24.