Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami seeks a new garb

Jamaat seeks a new garb

Forms committee to find how it can emerge as new political party

The Jamaat-e-Islami has formed a five-member high-powered committee to devise a strategy for emerging as a new political party with a different name, say its insiders.

The development comes amid a reported rift in the party over reforming its charter and apologising for its role in the 1971 Liberation War.

The body, constituted by the Jamaat’s executive council recently, is led by party Secretary General Shafiqur Rahman. The other members include Syed Abdullah Mohammad Taher, Hamidur Rahman Azad and Mia Golam Parwar, party insiders told this correspondent yesterday.

The committee would work on the formation of a “new party”, its constitution and other strategies to make them “acceptable to the country’s people”, they said.

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