Khaleda calls meeting of party's policy making body
Khaleda calls meeting of party's policymaking bodyBNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has called a meeting of senior leaders a day after the search panel for the next Election Commission asked political parties for their choices.
The meeting of members of BNP's policymaking National Standing Committee will be held on Sunday at the party chief's Gulshan office, said BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
"Madam has convened the meeting to discuss the search committee, which will recommend names for the next election commission," said Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi.
The six-member search panel held its first meeting on Saturday and asked political parties to propose names of five preferred individuals.
Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told the media after the meeting that the 31 parties, which attended the Bangabhaban talks, have been asked to forward their preferences by 11am on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, President Md Abdul Hamid formed the panel headed by Appellate Division judge Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain and tasked it the job to forward recommendations within 10 working days.
The other members are High Court judge Justice Obaidul Hassan, Bangladesh Public Service Commission Chairman Dr Muhammed Sadique, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Masud Ahmed, Dhaka University English Department Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam, and Chittagong University Pro-VC Shireen Akhter.