The search committee formed for the Election Commission (EC) will hold its fifth meeting on Saturday (February 19).
Cabinet Secretary (Reforms and Coordination) Md Samsul Arefin confirmed this on Friday (February 18).
The search panel held its fourth meeting at the Judges’ Lounge of the Bangladesh Supreme Court building on February 16, with its chief Justice Obaidul Hassan in the chair.
Search committee members High Court Division Justice SM Kuddus Zaman, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury, Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman Mohammed Sohrab Hossain, former Election Commissioner Mohammed Sohul Hossain and Writer Prof Anwara Syed Haq joined the meeting.
Earlier, the search committee held meetings with 47 eminent personalities in four phases on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday last for receiving suggestions in forming the next EC.
Last Monday, the Cabinet Division, which is providing secretarial support to the search committee, published 322 names that the political parties, professional bodies and individuals proposed to include in the search committee for the formation of the next EC on its website.