Akbar Ali Khan

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Who is Akbar Ali Khan?

Akbar Ali Khan is a Bangladeshi economist and educationist who served as a bureaucrat until 2001. He was the SDO of Habiganj during the Bangladesh Liberation War, when he decided to join the war. Later he served as an official of the Mujibnagar Government. After the independence he joined back the civil serviceand reached to the highest post of Cabinet Secretary and also worked as a university teacher. Towards the end of 2006, he became one of the advisers of the Caretaker Government for a brief period which was led by President Iajuddin Ahmed. He resigned along with three other advisers Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury, C M Shafi Sami and Sultana Kamal after a series of disagreements which included army deployment in the country with the Chief adviser and President Iajuddin Ahmed. Sheikh Hasina claimed that Akbar Ali Khan failed to hold elections and thrown country into dark by resigning from Iajuddin Ahmed's Caretaker Government. In October 2007, the Government of Bangladesh constituted a Regulatory Reforms Commission with him as the chair. Following pressure from government he had to quit RRC. Dr. Khan is reputed for integrity, pragmitism and uncompromising attitude. His book Porarthoporotar Orthoniti has been a popular book on economics à la Galbraith.

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  • Islam
  • Bangladesh
  • Queen's University
  • University of Dhaka

on July 23, 2013


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