Dhaka, Thursday, 09 July 2020

Former BGMEA President Atiqul Islam Mayor Candidate of AL in DNCC again

Former BGMEA President Atiqul Islam Mayor Candidate of AL in DNCC again

Avijit Biswas : The current mayor Atiqul Islam has been nominated as the mayor candidate of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC ) from Awami League. He is also the director of the first row business organization Islam Group of Bangladesh, a former president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and advisor of The Apparel News. Getting nomination as mayor candidate Atiqul Islam said, ‘I’ve wasted no time, after getting the responsibility. So I need the support of the people of Dhaka North City Corporation.’

On 29th December, Sunday the secretary of Awami League Obaidul Kader has declared his name in a press briefing at the office of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina in Dhanmondi. At that time he has declared the name of Sheikh Fazle Nur Taposh as the mayor candidate of Dhaka South City Corporation. Beside that, the names of 129 councilor candidate have been declared bu the ruling party in the press briefing. A meeting of Local Government Nomination Board of Awami League was held in Ganabhaban to select the mayor and councilor candidates. The members of the nomination board discussed about it and the prime minister Sheikh Hasina was the president of the meeting. On the other hand, BNP has declared the names of mayor candidates on Saturday. Tabith Awal and Eng. Ishrak Hossain have been nominated In Dhaka North City Corporation and Dhaka South City Corporation from BNP. The election of two city corporations of Dhaka will be held on 30 January.

In a briefing after getting the nomination Atiqul Islam said, “I had elected from the vote of public and Awami League has given me the nomination again. All of you know that , I’ve dealth with the challenges in 9 months. I need the help of everyone to build up Dhaka as a nice city. “ The running mayor Atiqul Islam has elected in the by-election of DNCC on 28th February, 2019. Then he took the responsibility in March. Atiqul decalred ‘Sobai Mile Sobar Dhaka : Sustho Dhaka, Socol Dhaka, Adhunik Dhaka ‘in advertisement before the election. In advertisement of election he had promised to build up green city, advanced faciliated park, digital traffic controlling system, adulterated market, advanced bus stopage, special committee for controlling corruption, mosquito - free city and building up cultural organizations for each and every area.
Atiqul Islam was born in 1st July, 1961 in Sayadpur, Nilphamari. His paternal residence was in Daudkandi thana of Comilla. His father was Momtazuddin Ahmed , a police officer and her mother was Majeda Khatun. He has married a dental surgeon Shaila Shagufta Islam. They have a daughter. Atiqul Islam had started his business of textiles in 1985 with his brother by establishing Islam Group. Now he is the director of the group. He was the president of BGMEA during 2013-14. Beside that, he was the president of Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industries which was established for labor conditioning and product improvement of Bangladesh. Bangladesh government has declared him as a Commercial Important Person (CIP).