Shafiqur Rahman made ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami

UNB . Dhaka | Update:

Shafiqur Rahman. Photo: UNBShafiqur Rahman has been elected the ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami. Previously, he was the secretary-general of the party.

Jamaat's member (Rokon) elected him through direct voting held from between 17 October and 10 November. The election commission confirmed the result on Tuesday announcing him as the Ameer, said a press release.

Shafiqur Rahman was born in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar district on 31 October 1958. He passed MBBS from Sylhet Medical College in 1983. He was the president of Sylhet city unit of Islami Chhatra Shibir. He became the Majlis-e-Shura member of central Jamaat-e-Islami in 1985.

Rahman is the chairman of a private medical college and a high school's management committee.

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