Bangladesh to appoint new chief justice tomorrow

Bangladesh is likely to appoint its new chief justice on Thursday as the post has remained vacant since former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha stepped down on November 10 last year.

The Daily Star quoted Law Minister Anisul Huq, as saying that President Abdul Hamid would appoint the new Chief Justice very soon.

President Hamid knows that who will be the next chief justice, he added.

Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah has been performing the duties in the absence of a Chief Justice.

Justice Sinha had resigned due to his differences with the government over several issues, including cancellation of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. (ANI)