Mr. Muhammad Abdul Mannan is the Planning Minister of the Government of Bangladesh, from the Sunamganj 3 constituency. He was born in the Dungria village of the Sunamganj district in 1946. He received his early education in his village school and completed his O-Level examinations from the Pakistan Air Force School in Sargodha. After graduating from Dhaka University he joined the Civil Service in 1974 and served in the government of Bangladesh in various positions, including deputy commissioner of Kishoreganj, Mymensingh and Chittagong. He worked as joint secretary (political) in Ministry of Home Affairs, Director General in the Prime Minister’s office and Director General of NGO Affairs Bureau. Mr. Mannan also served in the Bangladesh Permanent Mission in Geneva as Economic Minister and retired from government service in 2003 as chairman of the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC). He joined the Bangladesh Awami League in 2005 and was elected Member of Parliament in 2008. During that period he served as chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts. He also served as member in the Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Defense, in which he represented the Prime Minister. He was elected to the Central Executive Committee of the Bangladesh Awami League as member in 2010 and 2013. Mr. Mannan is interested in development literature and spends his time working for the welfare of the rural people of Bangladesh.