Imthiaz Bakeer Markar was appointed Chairman of the National Media Center.

Bakeer Markar was the former Cabinet Minister of Media, Postal and Telecommunications from 2001 to 2004 and State Minister of Housing from 1989 to 1993.
He was also a member of the parliament from the Kalutara District from 1989 to 2004, as well as a former Vice President of the United National Party (UNP).