A. K. Faezul Huq

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From left to right: Rukhsana Huq and A. K. Faezul Huq, with their daughter-in-law (March 2007)

A. K. Faezul Huq (Bengali : এ. কে. ফায়জুল হক) (March 15, 1945 – July 19, 2007) was a Bangladeshi politician, lawyer, and columnist. Huq served as a member of parliament on three occasions, and held various ministerial portfolios including Public Works, Urban Development, Jute, and Textiles since the independence of Bangladesh. He was first elected member of Pakistan National Assembly (MNA) from Banaripara Upazila-Swarupkathi-Nazirpur Upazila constituency on Awami League nomination in 1970.

Bengali language Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Bengali people of South Asia

Bengali, also known by its endonym Bangla, is an Indo-Aryan language primarily spoken by the Bengalis in South Asia. It is the official and most widely spoken language of Bangladesh and second most widely spoken of the 22 scheduled languages of India, behind Hindi. In 2015, 160 million speakers were reported for Bangladesh, and the 2011 Indian census counted another 100 million.

Bangladesh Country in South Asia

Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a sovereign country in South Asia. It shares land borders with India and Myanmar (Burma). The country's maritime territory in the Bay of Bengal is roughly equal to the size of its land area. Bangladesh is the world's eighth most populous country as well as its most densely-populated, to the exclusion of small island nations and city-states. Dhaka is its capital and largest city, followed by Chittagong, which has the country's largest port.

A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government. Politicians propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land and, by extension, its people. Broadly speaking, a "politician" can be anyone who seeks to achieve political power in any bureaucratic institution.


A. K. Faezul & Rukhsana Huq (spouse, circa 1969) FR1966.jpg
A. K. Faezul & Rukhsana Huq (spouse, circa 1969)
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A. K. Faezul and Rukhsana Huq (recent)

Born at Calcutta, Faezul was the only son of A. K. Fazlul Huq, then Prime Minister of undivided Bengal. He attended St. Gregory's High School, Dhaka Notre Dame College, and obtained his BA (Hon's) [Political Science] and MA [English] degrees from Dhaka University in 1966 and 1967 respectively. Later, Faezul completed his Law from Dhaka University, and Central Law College.

A. K. Fazlul Huq Pakistan Movement Leader from East Bengal

Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq was a Bengali lawyer, legislator and statesman in the 20th century. Huq was a major political figure in British India and later in Pakistan. He was one of the most reputed lawyers in the High Court of Dacca and High Court of Calcutta. Born in Bakerganj, he was an alumnus of the University of Calcutta. He worked in the regional civil service and began his political career in Eastern Bengal and Assam in 1906.

Law System of rules and guidelines, generally backed by governmental authority

Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior. It has been defined both as "the Science of Justice" and "the Art of Justice". Law is a system that regulates and ensures that individuals or a community adhere to the will of the state. State-enforced laws can be made by a collective legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes, by the executive through decrees and regulations, or established by judges through precedent, normally in common law jurisdictions. Private individuals can create legally binding contracts, including arbitration agreements that may elect to accept alternative arbitration to the normal court process. The formation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution, written or tacit, and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics, history and society in various ways and serves as a mediator of relations between people.

In August 1969, Faezul Huq joined the Department of Political Science at the Notre Dame College, Dhaka as a lecturer on invitation. Huq later left the teaching profession and joined full-time politics in March 1970. He was elected as one of the youngest MNA in the then Pakistan National Assembly. Faezul was kept in confinement from July 1971 to end of September 1972, during the Bangladesh Liberation War, at Faisalabad former Lyallpur (then West Pakistan).

Bangladesh Liberation War Conflict that led to the independence of the majority-Bengali country

The Bangladesh Liberation War, also known as the Bangladesh War of Independence, or simply the Liberation War in Bangladesh, was a revolution and armed conflict sparked by the rise of the Bengali nationalist and self-determination movement in what was then East Pakistan during the 1971 Bangladesh genocide. It resulted in the independence of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The war began after the Pakistani military junta based in West Pakistan launched Operation Searchlight against the people of East Pakistan on the night of 25 March 1971. It pursued the systematic elimination of nationalist Bengali civilians, students, intelligentsia, religious minorities and armed personnel. The junta annulled the results of the 1970 elections and arrested Prime minister-designate Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The war ended on 16 December 1971 after West Pakistan surrendered.

Faisalabad Municipality in Punjab, Pakistan

Faisalabad, formerly known as Lyallpur, is the third-most-populous city in Pakistan, and the second-largest in the eastern province of Punjab. Historically one of the first planned cities within British India, it has long since developed into a cosmopolitan metropolis. Faisalabad was restructured into city district status; a devolution promulgated by the 2001 local government ordinance (LGO). The total area of Faisalabad District is 5,856 km2 (2,261 sq mi) while the area controlled by the Faisalabad Development Authority (FDA) is 1,280 km2 (490 sq mi). Faisalabad has grown to become a major industrial and distribution centre because of its central location in the region and connecting roads, rails, and air transportation. It has been referred to as the "Manchester of Pakistan". Faisalabad contributes over 20 percent of Punjab's GDP, and has an average annual GDP of $20.5 billion. Agriculture and industry remain its hallmark.

West Pakistan western wing of Pakistan between 1947-1970

West Pakistan was one of the two exclaves created at the formation of the modern State of Pakistan following the 1947 Partition of India.

Huq later remained inactive till 1978, when he rejoined politics and was elected MP in 1979. He was made a member of the envoy's pool in 1980, and Director of Bangladesh Krishi Bank in 1981. He was appointed a Minister of State in charge of Public Works in early 1982, and remained in office till Martial Law was declared in March 1982. Between 1982 and 1994 he worked in the area of social work and sports. In 1994, he joined politics again, and was elected in 1996 June election. He was appointed Minister of State in charge of Ministry of Jute & Textiles. He was also an active member of the Lions Club in Bangladesh for 30 years, and had served District Governor 315 in various capacities till his death.

Bangladesh Krishi Bank is a fully government owned bank in Bangladesh in 1973. The primary purpose of the bank is to provide services to farmers and agricultural industry.

A minister is a politician who heads a government department, making and implementing decisions on policies in conjunction with the other ministers. In some jurisdictions the head of government is also a minister and is designated the "prime minister", "premier", "chief minister", "Chancellor" or other title.

In his final years, Faezul Huq appeared on numerous television programs; namely, talk shows.[ citation needed ] Faezul also worked as a freelance journalist, writing for newspapers and periodicals including New Age, Holiday, Dhaka Courier, Financial Express, Prothom Alo. He was associated with a number of social and sports organizations, including Red Crescent Society, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Cancer Society, Gregorian Association, Bangladesh - China Friendship Society, Bangladesh Shooting Federation, Lions Club of Bangladesh, Dhaka Club, Anjuman Mufidul Islam and Brothers Union Club. St. Gregory's High School has started to award an A. K. Faezul Huq Scholarship since 2007. [1]

Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh was established as the Asiatic Society of Pakistan in Dhaka in 1952, and renamed in 1972. Ahmed Hasan Dani, a noted historian and archaeologist of Pakistan played an important role in founding this society. He was assisted by Muhammad Shahidullah, a Bengali linguist. The society is housed in Nimtali locality of Old Dhaka.

The Dhaka Club is the oldest recreation organisation and the largest of elite clubs in Dhaka. Originally it was an all-white association and it now is the premier elite association in Bangladesh.

On July 19, 2007, A. K. Faezul Huq died of heart attack at his residence in Baridhara, Dhaka. His body was buried at Banani graveyard, Dhaka on July 20, 2007. [2] He left behind his spouse, Rukhsana Huq, and five children: A. K. Ferzul Huq (Faisal), Fersamin Huq (Flora), Fahsina Huq (Lira), Fahmina Huq (Shyama), and barrister A. K. Fazlul Huq Jr.

Baridhara is an upscale residential area in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is located on the east of and north east of Gulshan across Gulshan-Baridhara Lake. It has special zones designated for diplomats, and many of the foreign embassies and high commissions are situated here. There are mainly three areas diplomatic zone mainly in the south-west portion, general residential area in eastern portion and an adjacent DOHS area in north-east portion.

Banani Model Town Place in Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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Barrister lawyer specialized in court representation in Wales, England and some other jurisdictions

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  1. Khaleel, Aslam (December 2, 2007). "St Gregorys: A Portrait of Glory and Tradition". Star Campus. The Daily Star.
  2. "Faezul Haq dies". New Age. Dhaka. July 20, 2007. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007.