Dhaka, 15 April, Abnews: BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday claimed that his party chairperson Khaleda Zia is deprived of proper treatment despite being severely sick.
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader said this at a press briefing at the party’s Naya Paltan central office in the morning.
Rizvi said the medical board only recommended for physiotherapy after a 'farce' x-ray and blood test whereas the BNP chief is an elderly person and is suffering with eye and knee complications.
On Feb 8, a Dhaka court sentenced BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to five years of rigorous imprisonment and fines her Tk 2 crore for financial irregularities in the Zia Orphanage Trust.
After Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, Khaleda is the second head of the government convicted in a graft case.
The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on July 3, 2008 with Ramna Police Station accusing Khaleda, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, now living in the UK, and four others of misappropriating over 2.10 crore that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.
Four other accused are former BNP MP Salimul Haq Kamal and businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed, former principal secretary Kamal Uddin Siddique and Mominur Rahman, nephew of late President Ziaur Rahman.Kamal Uddin Siddique and Mominur Rahman have long been absconding.