A new convening committee of the Overseas Correspondents Association Bangladesh (OCAB), a platform of Dhaka-based journalists working for foreign media outlets, was announced on Saturday (April 24, 2021).
The nine-member committee, headed by BBC’s Correspondent Qadir Kallol, will be working to hold a new election within six months (minimum). Germany’s news agency DPA’s Nazrul Islam Mithu has been made Member Secretary of the committee said a press release.
The convening committee will also conduct regular activities of the prestigious organisation before holding a new election.
The committee was formed at a virtual meeting of OCAB presided over by senior member Farid Hossain.
The other members of the newly formed committee are: Zahiduzzaman Faruque, Farid Hossain, Rafiqur Rahman, Bashudeb Dhar, Shafiqul Alam, Julhas Alam and Harunur Rashid.
At the meeting, the OCAB members adopted a condolence motion on the deaths of some members of the organisation.
They extended their sympathy to the families of Hassan Shahriar, Jaglul Ahmed Chowdhury, Zahurul Haque, AZM Anas and others.
The meeting also congratulated OCAB member Pavel Rahman on being awarded with Ekushey Padak this year.
The meeting also provided membership to 11 Dhaka-based journalists working for foreign media.
OCAB members Zahiduzzman Faruque, Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, Pavel Rahman, Amir Khasru, Nizamuddin Ahmed, Bashudeb Dhar, Waliur Rahman Miraj and Anisur Rahman, among others, attended the meeting.