Khandker Mosharraf Hossain was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for second consecutive term from Faridpur-3 constituency in 10 th National Parliamentary Election held on January 05, in 2014. He took oath for the second time as Minister for the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment on 12 January 2014.
Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, MP was given the charge of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives on 09 July 2015.
Earlier he was elected Member of Parliament from Faridpur-3 constituency on 29 December, 2008 and got the charges of the Ministry of Labor and Employment and the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment. He was in charge of the Ministry of Expatriates, Welfare and Overseas Employment and the Ministry of Labor and Employment in the election time cabinet in 2013.
Mr Hossain was born in 1942 in Faridpur. He obtained his Engineering (Civil) degree from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka in 1963. He did his masters in Engineering from the Strathclyde University of the United Kingdom in 1974.
Mr Hossain was the first Chief Engineer of Rural Works’ Programme in Bangladesh. The programme was undertaken by the then Bangladesh Government to construct rural infrastructure and generate rural employment. From 1973-80 he worked as the Project Director of this programme. He held many senior positions in the Government of Bangladesh and United Nations bodies. His contribution to the establishment of Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) in Bangladesh is widely recognized.
Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, MP has addressed numerous seminars and workshops in many countries of the world. He joined Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology as a ‘Visiting Professor’ in 1980. He worked as the Chief Technical Consultant of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Sierra Leone (1980-89) and Uganda (1989-90).
Mr Hossain was a leading participant in two successful meetings with Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth in relation to upholding the rights of Expatriate Bangladeshis in the UK.
Mr Hossain was former President of Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI), a post he held successively for two terms. He is the current Chairman of Faridpur Division and Padma Bridge Implementation Committee. He was also the President of Bangladesh Association in Glasgow, Scotland. He was the president of Dhaka Uttara Club.He is also involved with different socio-cultural and educational institutions.
He received Journalist Association Award for his outstanding contribution to the trade and industrial sector of Bangladesh. Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, MP was awarded as Best Student by the Government Rajendra College, Faridpur. He also received Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) Gold Medal in 2010 as Best Engineer.
Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, MP was the President of International Labour Conference from June 2009 to June 2010. He was the President of Colombo Process, a forum of 11 Asian labour sending countries. The 4 th Ministerial Consultation of Colombo Process was held in Dhaka from 19-21, April 2011 under his Chairmanship.
Under his able leadership, the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives is working relentlessly to ensure the betterment of standard of life of the common people of Bangladesh.
Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, MP is blessed with two daughters, one son and eight lovely grand children.