Dhaka, 12 May, Abnews: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said BNP chairperson Khaleda will be provided advanced treatment if it is suggested by expert physicians.
The Minister disclosed this while speaking at a programme at Institution of Diploma Engineers in the capital on Saturday noon.
Kamal said, “BNP’s letter in this regard has yet not reached my hands. Government physicians are looking after BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. Her (Khaldea) health condition was examined at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital as they suggested. The treatment is still running on the same way.”
In reply to a query, the Minister said, “Khaleda’s personal physicians are also looking after her health. She is getting the facility as well. Apart from this, she will be given advanced treatment as per jail code if it is needed.”
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.