Zainul Abdin Farroque
Zainul Abdin Farroque

General Information
Former Chief Whip of the Opposition

Full Name: Zainul Abdin Farroque

Affiliation: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

Current Position: Adviser to the Chairperson

Date of Birth: December 10, 1949

Place of Birth: Bangladesh

Home District: Noakhali

Constituency: 268, Noakhali-1

Term: Fifth (5th-1991, 6th-1996 February, 7th-1996, 8th-2001, 9th-2008)

Nationality: Bangladeshi


Zainul Abdin Farroque (born 10 December 1949) is a Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) politician and the former Member of Parliament fromNoakhali-1constituency.

In 2009 Farroque was elected to Parliament as an opposition Member of Parliament and appointed the opposition whip. On 6 July 2011 he was injured by members of Bangladesh Police in an opposition demonstration near the Bangladesh Parliament. He sued the police officers involved and filled a 100 million taka lawsuit against the government. The case was dismissed after investigators submitted a Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Hasibul Haque blaming Farroque for the incident.

Farroque was arrested on 3 July 2017 by Bangladesh Police on cases that accused him of sabotage during protests against the government. He was granted bail on 6 September 2017 in two cases over protests against Bangladesh Awami League government. He is an adviser to former Prime Minister and Chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Khaleda Zia.

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