The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh is also hiding about the posting of Ekattor Television Head of Current Affairs Mobashira Farzana Mithila (Mithila Farzana). Responsible sources of the ministry said that last week, an order was issued posting her as a councilor at the Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa, Canada. But the order was not given or published on the website.The process of sending Mithila to Canada is going on with utmost secrecy. Once all the procedures are completed, she will fly to Canada with her family.
The government on Wednesday, November 8, appointed Mithila Farzana as Director/Counselor of the Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a two-year contract basis. The post is of Grade-5 or Deputy Secretary status. According to sources, the order of his appointment came from the top level at the special request of a state minister.
Even after the foreign secretary’s approval, the file was lying on the minister’s desk for a long time. The minister was not interested in such an appointment. But the Foreign Minister hastily approved this appointment. There has been a lot of humor and controversy in different circles.
Foreign cadre officers are extremely angry about Mithila’s appointment. Even though they criticized the government’s decision, no official is speaking publicly. Several senior officials told Daily Dazzling Dawn on the condition of anonymity, “The government has a custom of appointing prominent personalities, politicians, retired bureaucrats or military officers as ambassadors to boost the country’s image. There has never been a case of appointing a councilor. How can a councilor raise the image of the country, form public opinion on behalf of Bangladesh? We don’t understand it.”
An angry official said, “Someone might have rewarded her for some special reason. She will wander and travel.” This official refuses to accept Mithila as a journalist. He also claimed that due to inexperience in diplomacy, such appointments destroy the image of the government.
Moreover, due to invisible influence, such people feel themselves to be very powerful, so distance is created with foreign cadre officials. As a result, there is a disruption in the work.
According to sources, an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been given the responsibility to complete all the procedures for Mithila to go to Canada. Diplomatic passports are being prepared. Family members are also getting this benefit. Foreign Secretary office is coordinating everything. Many officials expressed surprise that the posting order was kept secret.