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Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP

State Minister, ICT Division
Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology

Zunaid Ahmed Palak has been involved in active politics of Bangladesh for the last 25 years. He joined politics when he realized that a righteous political leadership is required to change the fate of the underdeveloped and disregarded Chalan Beel region. At present he is serving as the member of parliament from Natore-3, Singra constituency elected by the public for the third time in a row. Because of his great leadership, he was appointed as the State Minister for Information and Communication Technology by Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2014, only at the age of 33. He is currently holding the same post.

Zunaid Ahmed Palak was born on 17th May, 1980. Although he has studied political science and law, currently in the field of Information and Communication Technology, he is leading all young people in Bangladesh under the guidance of Honorable ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed. Palak was nominated as “Young Global Leader” in 2016 by the World Economic Forum. In 2018, he was appeared on the list of “World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government” published by Apolitical, a London-based international organization.

Biography

Position Held

  • Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh since January 2014;
  • Member of Parliament (National Assembly of Bangladesh) since January 2009;
  • Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on ICT Ministry and Private Members’ Bill from 2009 to 2013;
  • President of Bangladesh Carom Federation since 2009 and Vice-President of International Carom Federation since 2011;
  • Co-Chair of Parliamentary Committee on Climate Change from 2009 to 2013.

Education

Obtained Master of Science in Political Science and Bachelor of Law

National University of Bangladesh

Capstone Course

National Defense College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Profession

  • Minister Palak is a Lawyer by profession and enrolled as an Advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh

Achievement

  • Nominated Young Global Leader in 2016 by the World Economic Forum.
  • Became Minister of State at the age of 33 years making him the youngest minister in the history of Bangladesh. During his tenure, more than 18,000 government offices across the country were brought under a dedicated high speed intranet, one of the world's largest web portal consisting of 25,000 government websites established, Bangladesh won ICT’s Sustainable Development Award and WSIS plus 10 Award from ITU and Public Service Excellence Award from WITSA.
  • Elected Member of Parliament (MP) at the age of 28 years and became the youngest MP in the Ninth Parliament and re-elected in 2014. Minister Palak is very active in the Parliament to have an accountable government.
  • Secured National Award on Environment in 2010 handed over by the Prime Minister in recognition to his role in the large scale tree plantation movement.
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