Corruption charges against Communications Minister Nazmul Huda for irregularities in CNG-run three-wheeler imports and awarding route permits may lapse today (Sunday) as a parliamentary sub-committee failed to produce any report.
All the members of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications Ministry brought the allegation against the minister and formed the four-member sub-committee headed by its member Nadim Mostafa, who did not produce the sub-committee report.
According to Parliamentary Rules of Procedures, if any sub-committee does not file its report after holding three consecutive meetings, it would lapse automatically.
Standing Committee chair Syed Manjur Hossain, quoting the Rules of Procedures, told the BDNEWS in the city Saturday that the sub-committee would lose its legitimacy automatically under the rule.
The sub-committee was formed on January 7, 2004 and awarded extensions thrice. But, Nadim Mostafa did not take part in the standing committee meetings, sources said.
Besides, another sub-committee, headed by Mahmudul Huq Rubel, to investigate irregularities in allotment of government plots among private entrepreneurs for setting up compressed natural gas (CNG) refuelling stations and conversion stations was formed on February 14, 2004.
The sub-committee was given extensions twice but it did not also file any report.