Quadery Showkat honored
for courageous journalism
Journalist and freedom fighter of Bangladesh liberation war 1971. Mr. Moinuddin Quadery Showkat honored for courageous journalism of last quarter (1975-2000) of past century and contribution for uphold the image of Bangladesh in the first decade (2001-2010) of this century in the world forum as an executive member of world association of press councils WAPC.
On 30th march 2016, Chittagong Reporters Unity Bangladesh (CRUB), organized a program at Muslim Institute Hall Chittagong and there the deputy commissioner of Chittagong Mr. Mezbah Uddin has given the symbol of honor in the hand of Mr. Moinuddin Quadery Showkat. The function presided by CRUB president Mr. Kiron Sharma.
The honored journalist and freedom fighter Mr. Moinuddin Quadery Showkat has started Journalism in 1969. He was a freedom fighter of Bangladesh liberation war in 1971. He elected an Executive council member of World Association of Press Councils WAPC on October 26, 2004 in the General Assembly of 9th international Conference of WAPC at Bagamoya, Tanzania. He attended the WAPC Executive Council Meeting and General Assembly held in Istanbul, Turkey on 9th to 11th June 2006 and 9-10 July 2009. He is one of the Signatory of Istanbul Declaration 2006. He also joined WAPC meeting in New Delhi, India. He Joined the WAPC EC meeting in Lefkosa (Nicosia), TRNC on 26-27 March 2010. Mr. M.Q. Showkat is a Past member of Bangladesh Press Council, Press Judicial Committee and Press Rules Committee. Convener, Bangladesh Editors Association (An organization of Newspapers Editors, Publish from out side of Dhaka) Convener, Eastern Editors council Bangladesh, General Secretary, Chittagong Newspapers Council and Chittagong Editors Council. He was also the Vice president of Bangladesh Sangbadpattra Parishat BSP (2002-2004) Election Commissioner, Chittagong. Press Club (1987-1991), Chairman, Election Committee, Journalists Co-operative Housing Society-2005, Chittagong, BD. Mr. Moinuddin Quadery Showkat is the Founder Editor of Bengali Newspaper the Iztihad, which was ban from 1984 to 1990 during autocratic period for publishing two news items. One was on the killing of Martyr president Ziaur Rahman and another was on a statement to the special Martial law court by 1952 language Movement’s leader Mr. Oli Ahad. Later Mr. Showkat filed a writ petition in the High court Division of the Honorable Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Barrister Aminul Huq (Ex-Honorable Minister) conducted this case. Mr. M.Q. Showkat accorded Reception by chittagong Press Club as Journalist – Freedom fighter on March 26, 1996. And also accorded reception by the same club as worthy journalist on October 10, 2006. He is the youngest son of Alhaj Late Abdul Lati Ukil, a renowned lawyer and first Muslim President of Chittagong Bar Association, a grandson of Hazrat Moulana Nur Ahmed Al Quadery (R) Mohora and youngest Brother of Prof. Dr. L.A Quadary, an eminent Neurosurgeon of Asia. Mr. Moinuddin Quadary Showkat is the founder Adviser of Independent Newspapers Readers Association Bangladesh in 1984. Mr. M Q Showkat always willing to learn from elders and seniors.