Dhaka mayors get full-minister status


Dhaka, June 21: Two mayors of Dhaka South and North have been given the status equivalent to full fledged ministers.

The government issued a circular regarding this on Tuesday.

As per the declaration Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon and his counterpart in Dhaka North , Annisul Huq will get the status of cabinet ministers.

Alongside the two Dhaka mayors, Narayanganj City mayor Selina Hayat Ivy has been given the status of a state minister by the government.

Cabinet Secretary Md. Shafiul Alam informed reporters that the status of the mayors was upgraded as per the orders of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Prior to the government’s move, the two mayors Annisul Huq and Sayeed Khokon were given the status equivalent to state ministers.