Dhaka – Senior journalist Ihsanul Karim has been reappointed for three more years as head of the press wing of Bangladeshi Prime Minister, according to an official circular.
The circular issued on Tuesday said tenure of the contract of Ihsanul Karim has been extended for three years from June 18, 2019 or on the date of joining in the continuation of his prior contractual appointment.
Karim, veteran freedom fighter of Bangladesh’s 1971 war of liberation, was appointed on June 15, 2015 with the status and salary of a secretary of the government for one year. The contract was renewed for three years on June 2016.
Prior to his appointment in the Prime Minister’s Office, Karim served as the press secretary to the President and ahead of that, he served as the chief editor and managing director of national news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), where he made his debut in the career as a staff reporter in 1972.
He also served several foreign media including British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Press Trust of India (PTI) as their Bangladesh correspondent.
Karim joined the Liberation War in 1971 and fought in the western frontier as a member of the Bangladesh Liberation Force (BLF).