Vol. 5 Num 698 Wed. May 17, 2006  
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Alamgir Kabir transferred to women affairs ministry

The government yesterday transferred State Minister Alamgir Kabir from the housing and public works to the women and children affairs ministry with the same status.

The decision was taken in the wake of a longstanding dispute over sharing of power between him and Housing and Public Works Minister Mirza Abbas.

Highly placed sources said the conflict between Alamgir Kabir and Mirza Abbas surfaced on many occasions. Both of them complained against each other at the policymaking level, but the government did not take any action in the past.

According to an official handout yesterday, the prime minister has given Alamgir Kabir the new portfolio as per the Rules of Business.

Earlier on April 24, the government relegated Commerce Minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury as minister without portfolio and transferred Commerce Ministry Adviser Barkat Ullah Bulu to the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs with the same position.

Water Resources Minister Major (Retired) Hafiz Uddin Ahmed was given the additional responsibility of the commerce ministry.