|Published : 17 Oct 2016, 21:35:15 | Updated : 17 Oct 2016, 21:37:01|
Maqbul Ahmed new chief of Jamaat
Jamaat-e-Islami has picked a new 'Ameer' or chief, five months after the execution of Motiur Rahman Nizami for crimes against humanity during the War of Independence.
Maqbul Ahmed, who had been the acting chief of the party for six years, has been 'elected Ameer', a Jamaat statement said on Monday.
It said Maqbul took oath as the party chief at 10am in the presence of its executive council members.
Jamaat's Chief Election Commissioner Maulana ATM Masum administered the oath, the release said, without disclosing the place where the oath-taking ceremony took place.
It also said its 'Rukons', the members of the party's central committee, elected Maqbul chief for next three years in a secret ballot, according to bdnews24.com. – bz