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Four technocrats to remain ministers until gazette notification: Cabinet Secy

Published : Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 at 12:00 AM  Count : 444

Four technocrat ministers - Religious Affairs Minister Motiur Rahman, Science and Technology Minister Yeafesh Osman, Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam and Post and Telecommunications and ICT Minister Mostafa Jabbar - on Monday attended the Cabinet meeting after seven days of their resignation following the directives of the Prime Minister.

After Monday's Cabinet meeting, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam confirmed their presence in the meeting held at Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. It was the first meeting of the present Cabinet after announcement of the polls schedule. The Election Commission announced the polls schedule for upcoming national parliamentary polls on November 8 this year.

However, On Monday the EC deferred the polls date to December 30 from December 23 responding to the urges of the opposition political parties and alliances, which were demanding deferment of polls schedules for their preparations. 

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