President to appoint new chief justice on Friday, says Law Minister Anisul

Bangladesh will announce the name of its new chief justice on Friday, says a senior minister.

Published : 2 Feb 2018, 07:45 AM
Updated : 2 Feb 2018, 07:48 AM

Law Minister Anisul Huq  said that President Md Abdul Hamid will announce the name shortly.

“I believe, the president will announce the name today,” he told the media.

Asked whether the government order on the appointment will be issued on Friday, he replied, “The announcement will come shortly.”

Responding to a query on speculations over who will be the new top judge, Huq said, “We did not propose any names. And this is the president’s jurisdiction and I do not dare to intervene.”

The office of the chief justice fell vacant after Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha resigned in November last year following his leave on health grounds the previous month.

Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, the senior most judge of the appellate division has been performing functions as the CJ since early October.