Awami League MP Benzir Ahmed from Dhaka-20 (Dhamrai) has been appointed as the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Home Affairs Ministry.
Chief Whip of parliament Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury placed the proposal for reconstitution of the parliamentary watchdog, proposing Benzir Ahmed’s name as chief of the House body on Tuesday.
Parliament later unanimously approved it.
Awami League MP Shamsul Haque Tuku was chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the Home Ministry.
But he was elected the deputy speaker of parliament on Monday, following the demise of Fazle Rabbi Miah in July.
Benazir Ahmed was first elected MP in the ninth parliament. Later in the eleventh Parliament he was again elected as lawmaker.
Today, the parliament nominated Deputy Speaker Shamsul Haque Tuku as a member of the Business Advisory Committee, chairman of the Library Committee, member of the Petition Committee, member of the parliamentary committee on Rules of Procedure, and a member of the Privilege Committee of parliament.