Mohammad Nurul Huda
Muhammad Nurul Huda, was appointed to the erstwhile Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) in 1970, He retired in 2003 as Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of Bangladesh. Huda rose to become the Inspector General of Police for his distinguished service in the police force. While in CID he had occasion to oversee the investigation of many sensational criminal cases including incidents of terrorist attacks. He was appointed National Law Enforcement Consultant under the United Nations Drug Control Program, Dhaka in 1994 and played a key role in the preparation of a ‘Strategic Plan’ for Bangladesh Police (1995—1998). Nurul Huda, now, a regular columnist for The Daily Star and Bengali daily The Daily Jugantor, specializes in commentary on crime and contemporary enforcement scenario including terror threats. In his writing, he has highlighted the legal and administrative challenges to terrorism, with special reference to Bangladesh. He has worked as consultant for DFID Bangladesh with regard to UNDP sponsored ‘Police Reform Programme’ and also for GTZ (German Development Cooperation) on ‘Gender Responsive Community based Policing in Bangladesh’ project. Huda is a member of the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute’s (BEI) advocacy group.