The Daily Star Dhaka October 22 2009
AKM Mozammel Huq, chief of the the parliamentary standing committee on land ministry told reporters that the parliamentary standing committee discussed recovery of a huge amount of land and wealth of the estate of a Nawab in Dhaka, Savar and Gazipur from grabbers. “You will be astonished to hear that wealth worth thousands of crores of taka has been plundered by different quarters and individuals,” Mozammel told reporters. He said the committee has already asked the land ministry to begin the process for recovering and acquiring the estate’s land.
Earlier The Land Survey Department of the land ministry demarcated the capital’s 43 canals lost to grabbers and identified persons and institutions that encroached upon the water bodies. The parliamentary standing committee decided to take up the issue to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her directives as it believes it will be a troublesome task to recover the canals and need concerted efforts. Influential individuals grabbed most of the canals where they erected multi-storey buildings for markets, educational institutions and residences. Government institutions including the Dhaka City Corporation built roads and markets on some canals.
Who are on the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Land: Chairman- AKM Mozammel Huq, members- M Rzaul Karim Hira, Mostafizur Rahman, M Abdul Hai, M Shab Uddin, Benjir Ahmed, Ranjit Kumar Roy, AKM Hafizur Rahman, Rowshan Ershad and Matiur Rahman,
Advocate A.K.M Mozammel Haque MP Gazipur-1 also served as chairman of Joudebpur Union council (1973-1986), chairman of Gazipur Pouroshava (1989- 2008). His mobile number is 01711680815 and email address is firstname.lastname@example.org .B Association on behalf of the family members can follow up with the MP on his direction to recover the land of the Nawab Estate.