Shrin Sharmin Chowdhury

  • Bangladesh: Parliament elects first woman speaker April 30, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's Parliament on Tuesday elected Shrin Sharmin Chowdhury, currently the state minister for women and child affairs, as its first woman and youngest speaker. Chowdhury was elected by lawmakers unanimously as the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia, is boycotting parliament, reported Xinhua. In...