Dhaka, Feb 12 (UNB) – The Jatiya Sangsad (JS) on Tuesday constituted five more parliamentary committees for the 11th parliament.
The five newly formed bodies are Parliamentary Committee on Government Assurances, and four parliamentary standing committees on four ministries –-Cultural Affairs; Science and Technology; Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology; and Religious Affairs.
With the five new committees, the House has so far constituted 43 parliamentary committees for the 11th parliament formed through the December-30 general election.
Chief Whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury placed separate proposals for constitution of the five committees in the House. The MPs endorsed the proposals through their voice votes.
The chairmen of all the five committees are ruling party lawmakers.
Prof Ali Ashraf (Cumilla-7) has been made chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Government Assurances, while Simeen Hussain Rimi (Gazipur-4) for the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs Ministry, AFM Ruhal Haque (Satkhira-3) for the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology Ministry, AKM Rahmatullah (Dhaka-11) for Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministry and Md Hafiz Ruhul Amin Madani (Mymensingh-7) for the Parliamentary Committee on Religious Affairs Ministry.