Dhaka, 9 June, Abnews: The personal physicians of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia are set to meet her in old Dhaka central jail on Nazimuddin Road on Saturday afternoon.
A team of four-member physicians will meet the former prime minister at 3pm today, said Syrul Kabir Khan, staff of BNP chairperson's media wing.
They have been given permission following concern expressed by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) over the health of the former prime minister, said the BNP chief's press wing member Shairul Kabir Khan.
Earlier in April, three of Khaleda’s personal physicians feared that she can be crippled and can lose her eyesight if she is not given proper treatment immediately in any specialised hospital.
However, BNP alleged that its ‘critically ill’ Chairperson Khaleda Zia cannot be taken to a specialised hospital for better treatment as a file in this regard remains stuck at the Prime Minister’s Office.
The BNP also alleged that the government is not providing Khaleda with proper treatment as part of its “evil” plan to keep her away from politics and the election.
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.