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Abed Khan made new PIB chairman

March 13, 2019 00:00:00

The government has appointed daily Jagoran Editor Abed Khan as the chairman of the board of directors of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB), reports bdnews24.com.

On Monday, the ministry of Information ordered the formation of a new governing board of PIB headed by Abed Khan.

The post fell vacant after the death of the previous PIB chairman and the daily Samakal Editor Golam Sarwar on August 13 last year.

The Ministry of Information, Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Finance and the Secondary and Higher Education division will each nominate a representative holding the rank of joint secretary to serve on the PIB's board of directors.

Besides Bhorer Kagoj Editor Shyamal Dutta, Bangladesh Post Chief Editor Sharif Shahab Uddin, Ekattor TV Managing Director Mozammel Haque Babu, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Treasurer Dip Azad, BFUJ member Sheikh Mamunur Rashid, National Press Club General Secretary Farida Yasmin and Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha Special Correspondent Anup Kumar Khastagir were also inducted into the board.

The director general of PIB will serve as a member secretary of the board.

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