Bangladesh prime minister reshuffles cabinet

Dhaka, July 15 (IANS) In a major cabinet reshuffle, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday inducted three new faces into her cabinet and promoted two junior ministers as full ministers.

President Abdul Hamid administered the new ministers and state ministers’ oath taking at Bangabhaban, his office-cum-residence, around 6.30 p.m., Xinhua reported.

State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and State Minister for Science and Technology Yeafesh Osman were sworn-in as cabinet ministers to their respective ministries.

Of the new faces, Nurul Islam Bsc was sworn in as a full minister of the expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment ministry while Tarana Halim and Mohammad Nuruzzaman as state ministers.

Halim was given the charge of post and telecommunications ministry, while Nuruzzama got the ministry of food.

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