Anisul Islam Mahmud
Anisul Islam Mahmud

General Information
Former Minister & incumbent Member of Parliament
Politics, Lawyer

Full Name: Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud

Affiliation: Jatiya Party

Current Position: Senior Co-Chairman

Date of Birth: December 20, 1947

Place of Birth: Bangladesh

Home District: Chittagong

Constituency: 282, Chittagong-5

Term: Sixth (2nd-1979, 3rd-1986, 4th-1988, 9th-2008, 10th-2014, 11th-2018)

Nationality: Bangladeshi


Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud (born 20 December 1947) is a Bangladeshi politician, former minister and incumbent Member of Parliament of Chittagong-5 constituency. Mahmud was educated at the University of Dhaka (BA Economics, 1969), Quaide Azam University in Karachi (M.Sc. Economics) and the University of Essex (MA Economics, 1972). He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1975. He was a Lecturer of Economics at the University of Dhaka from 1969 to 1970, a Senior Research Associate in Economics at the University of East Anglia from 1972 to 1973 and Lecturer of Economics at the University of Hertfordshire from 1973 to 1977.

He was elected to the parliament of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Jatiya Sangsad) in 1979, 1986, 1988, 2014 and 2018. Mahmud is the former Minister of Environment and Forest from 3 January 2018 – 6 January 2019 and also the Water Resources from 14 January 2014 – 3 January 2018 in the Sheikh Hasina’s cabinet. He previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from July 1985 to December 1990 of Ershad’s cabinet.

Mahmud He became the Member of Parliament for Chittagong-5 in 1979, and was re-elected in 1986 and 1988. He ran again in the June 1996 general election, but lost to the incumbent, Syed Wahidul Alam. He became the Member of Parliament for Chittagong-4 in 2008, was elected unopposed to Chittagong-5 in 2014, and was re-elected in 2018. Now he is the Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment.

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