Heartiest Congratulations to Yasmeen Murshed, a daughter of the Dhaka Nawab Family !

February 29, 2008

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Yasmeen Murshed has been appointed Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistan. She is the daughter of Late Khwaja Zakiuddin and Begum Binoo Zakiuddin. She presented her credentials to President Parvez Musharraf in Islamabad on Tuesday 26th February 2008.  

She will undoubtedly be the best High Commissioner in Islamabad that Bangladesh ever had. Her grandfather, Khwaja Shahabuddin was an Ambassador as well.  We wish her every success in discharging her responsibilities with honour and dignity.    

“Yasmeen Murshed, you have made the Dhaka Nawab Family proud ! Heartiest Congratulations!”

http://www.bdhcpk.org/index.php?link=message

Ms. Yasmeen Murshed Bangladesh’s new High Commissioner
By Dr. Jassim Taqui, Pakistan Observer
 

Ms Murshed is the sixth woman Ambassador after the ambassador of the United States Ms Anne W. Patterson, the High Commissioner of Australia Ms Zorica McCarthy, the Ambassador of Kenya Mrs. Mishi Masika Mwatsahu, the Ambassador of Norway Ms Aud Marit Wiig, and the Ambassador of Sweden Ms Anna Karin Enestrom.
Mrs. Yasmeen Murshed was born in Calcutta on 19th May 1945, the eldest child of Khwaja and Begum Binoo Zakiuddin. Her father a distinguished central banker was a scion of the Dhaka Nawab Family which has had a long association with public service and political life in South Asia. Her grandfather, Khwaja Shahabuddin, had an illustrious virtually continuous career in government from the early 1920s until his retirement in 1965. Her grandmother, Begum Farhat Shahabuddin, was among the first Muslim ladies in public life in Bengal when she was elected to the Bengal Legislative Assembly in 1938.
Her mother’s family comes from Bogra and her maternal uncle, Mr. Habibur Rahman, was a well-known member of the Pakistan cabinet in the 1960s.
Mrs. Murshed’s late husband, Syed Tanweer Murshed, was a nephew of the Chief Justice of the then East Pakistan High Court, Syed Mahbub Murshed and youngest son of Syed Manzoor Mursned and Begum Hasina Murshed. The latter was also a pioneer in the sphere of public service among Muslim ladies because she was also a member of the Bengal Legislative Assembly in 1938. Syed Tanweer Murshed was a member of the cadre services and held several important government posts ill the Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs until his premature demise in 1988.
Mrs. Murshed has two children, Syed Maher Murshed and Syeda Madiha Murshed. They serve as Directors of Scholastica (Pvt.) Ltd., as well as a number of related concerns.
Mrs. Murshed had her early education at the Viqarunnisa Noon School in Dhaka. Subsequently, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Master’s Degree in Economics at the University of the Punjab during her husband’s posting in Lahore and Islamabad.
Mrs. Murshed began her career in education as a teacher in various institutions such as the Karachi Grammar School, The Islamabad Model School for Girls and the Government College for Women, Islamabad from 1967 to 1971. However after returning to Bangladesh she began teaching small groups of students at home. This led to the establishment of Scholastica Tutorial in 1977 which was the earlier name of the well known school, Scholastica.
She is working as the Chairperson of the Board of Management of Scholastica, the largest private English medium educational institution in Bangladesh. It offers primary to higher secondary level instruction and prepares students for the London University General Certificate of Education Examinations at the Ordinary and Advanced Levels.
Mrs. Murshed is also the Chairperson of other associated companies which have been set up by her son Syed Maher Murshed. These are Etcetera Bangladesh (Pvt.) Ltd., Office and Home Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd., Scholastica Transport Services (Pvt.) Ltd., Printcraft Company Limited and a training and development institution known as Services for Professional Education and Enterprise Development (SPEED).
Apart from being an eminent educationist Mrs. Murshed has an excellent track record of activities in national socio-political development efforts. In the early nineties she undertook a very significant role through the Centre for Analysis and Choice (CAC), a non-partisan think tank, to help consolidate the democratic process and improve the status of women in Bangladesh. Ms. Murshed also assumed the posts of Minister of Women and Children Affairs and Minister of Social Welfare. 

4 Responses to “Heartiest Congratulations to Yasmeen Murshed, a daughter of the Dhaka Nawab Family !”

  1. Khawja Waqar Azim Says:

    We ( The Dhaka Nawab Family) proud of her.

    Thanks Khawja Waqar Azim
    Dhaka
    Cell # 8801-711863028

  2. Javed Al Noman Says:

    Heartiest Congratulation to Yesmeen Murshed. I was got the great opportunity to work with her. It is a mile stone for my entire life. I can proudly mention her name in different occasion as she was my boss. I had learned a lot from her.
    One most essential lesson I learned from her that is reducing wastage in every single work in life. When I joined her company as a junior officer, I observed that, she was ordered not throw out the waste paper and recommend making envelop for internal uses instead of printed official envelop. It sounds a very silly matter, but the financial and economic impacts were huge. One more lesson that I must say to answer any phone call starting with Salam (As salamu O Alycom ) not just say hello.

    I had left Scholastica 1.5 years ago but can’t forget that basic lesson for being gentlemen. All my present colleagues are Americans but still I can’t say them hello or good morning to answer their phone call.

    I always pray for her.

  3. rahul ranta Says:

    i wish that u will think about pakistan because pak is my contry i wish that my contry have every tecnology


  4. WE FEEL PROUD ON THIS LADY . WE PRAY TO ALMIGHTY ALLAH THAT MRS.MURSHED MAY BRING GOOD REPUTATION FOR BANGLADESH AS OUR HIGH COMMISSIONER IN PAKISTAN AND MAY HELP THE NATION TO PROMOTE OUR BROTHERLY RELATIONSHIP.

    MAY THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH GRANT YOU HIS SUPPROT TO ESTABLISH YOU AS THE BEST HIGH COMMISSIONER OF BANGLADESH IN PAKISTAN FOREVER.

    THE ENTIRE NATION IS WITH YOU AND PRAYING FOR YOU.

    IMTIAZUL HODA
    CHITTAGONG
    MOBILE#-008801199745001


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