Vice Principal Dr. Md. Abdus Shahid, MP was the former Chief Whip of Bangladesh Parliament. He is an elected Member of the Parliament consecutively 5th time from Moulvibazar. He heads several committees and government institutions like the House Committee, All Party Parliamentary Group on MDGs, WTO, PRSP Bangladesh Development Forum and National Tea Company Ltd.
Currently he is a Member of the Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure, Standing Committee on Public Accounts, House Committee, Petition Committee in the 10th Parliament of Bangladesh.
Being a Management graduate from Chittagong University in 1971, Mr. Shahid started his career as a teacher at Kamalgonj Public College in 1973 and he was vice principal of Kamalgonj College. Now he is a Senate Member of two public universities: National University and Dhaka University. He was a Syndicate Member of Sylhet Agriculture University and Senate Member of Shahjalal Science & Technology University, Sylhet. Mr. Shahid is involved in different social and humanitarian activities as well. He is a Life Member of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and Bangladesh National Society for the Blind.
Mr. Shahid has got a dynamic political career starting as a student leader. He took part in many movements and activities including the Six-Point Movement in 1966 and 11-Point Movement in 1969. Then he actively participated in the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. From a talented student leader, he soon emerged as a young Awami League activist and later became a prominent leader of the Party.
Mr. Shahid has been working on issues like HIV/AIDS, human trafficking, democracy, good governance, poverty alleviation for a long time. Currently he is holding the office of the Chairman of the Bangladesh Parliament Members Support Group on Prevention of HIV I AIDS and Human Trafficking. He is a member of the committee on a UNDP sponsored project titled Strengthening Parliamentary Democracy Project of the Parliament.
Mr. Shahid is sponsor shareholder and Chairman of Chartered Life Insurance Company Ltd.
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