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Mr. Sadek Hossain Khoka

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Mr. Sadek Hossain Khoka
Politician
Ex-minister and Ex- mayor of the capital Dhaka.

Sadek Hossain Khoka (সাদেক হোসেন খোকা) is a Bangladeshi politician, ex-minister and ex- mayor of the capital Dhaka. He is also Vice Chairman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, one of the two biggest power houses in Bangladesh politics.

Khoka was born on May 12, 1952 in a Muslim family. His father was an engineer and a social worker. Khoka attended Dhaka University and completed M.A. in psychology. In 1971 at the age of 19 Khoka fought in the Bangladesh Liberation War. After independence, Khoka worked in organizing soccer/football, ultimately rising to the positions of General Secretary of the Dhaka Metropolitan Football Association and Joint General Secretary of the Bangladesh Football Federation. Khoka is the key person of the football club Brothers Union.

Khoka was first elected to the Jatiyo Sangshad (national legislature) in 1991. In the same year he was made State Minister of Youth and Sports. Khoka also has won from his constituency in elections in 1996 and 2001. After Bangladesh Nationalist Party's utmost victory in 2001, Khoka was made Cabinet Minister of Fisheries and Livestock. Being in the office, he fought the Dhaka City Corporation election for mayorship and won. He took office as the Mayor of Dhaka on April 25, 2002. He served as both Minister and Mayor till 2004 when he resigned from the ministry.

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