The Anti-Corruption Commission in Bangladesh will question eight former ministers, including M Saifur Rahman and Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, on Tuesday in connection with a graft case filed against detained former prime minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
The Secretary of the Commission said that the cabinet ministers of the government purchase committee would be questioned and they have been summoned to appear before the commission on September 25 .
The former ministers are finance minister Saifur Rahman, LGRD minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, industries minister Matiur Rahman Nizami, agriculture minister MK Anwar, health minister Khandaker Musharraf, information minister M Shamsul Islam, commerce minister Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury and state minister for energy minister AKM Musharraf Hossain. The ACC has already taken permission from the court to question two detained former ministers--Khandaker Musharraf and AKM Musharraf Hossain--in jail. On Wednesday it issued letters to the ministers asking them to appear before the commission.
It may be mentioned that the then cabinet purchase committee had approved the awarding of the container handling work at Dhaka Inland Container Depot (ICD) and Chittagong Port ICD yard to Global Agro Trade (Pvt) Co Ltd (Gatco) despite its alleged lack in experience and skills .