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>Truth and Accountability Commission constituted

>THE military-backed caretaker government today formed the Truth and Accountability Commission with Justice Habibur Rahman Khan as chairman to let people voluntarily admit to their corruption, deposit ill-gotten wealth to the state exchequer and get mercy. (Full article)
The president, Iajuddin Ahmed, appointed former High Court judge Habibur Rahman as chairman and former comptroller and auditor general Asif Ali and retired major general Manzur Rashid Khan as members to the commission, official sources said.

Earlier on May 25, the council of advisers approved the Right to Voluntary Disclosure Ordinance 2008, paving the way for forming the three-member commission.

The president promulgated the ordinance in early June. On July 6, the advisory council proposed some amendments to the ordinance.

Law Adviser AF Hassan Ariff on July 23 announced that the truth commission would start functioning in 10 days.

Meantime, the government has set up its office over three houses–Totinee, Tonmoy and Uttarayan–and appointed necessary staff.
There might be six sub-commissions to cover the entire country and reduce workload on the commission.
According to the ordinance, the commission will exist for only five months, but the proceedings initiated during its term will continue until disposal of the cases.
Photo: Tac Chairman Justice Habibur Rahman Khan
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