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Obaidul Quader: Court will decide Khaleda Zia’s fate

  • Published at 11:10 pm September 5th, 2018
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader speaking at a press conference held at Awami League President Sheikh Hasina's Dhanmondi political office on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Focus Bangla

Obaidul said Ziaur Rahman had also set up a court in jail for Colonel Taher’s trial in 1975

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that the court and not the government will decide BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s fate in the “Zia Charitable Trust” corruption case.

He was speaking at a press briefing held at the Awami League president’s political office in Dhanmondi on Wednesday afternoon, before attending a meeting with the leaders of Awami League’s affiliated organizations.

“The BNP secretary general claimed the government has violated the constitution by setting up the court in jail,” he said. “There is no such thing in mentioned in the constitution.”

When asked about Khaleda’s Zia’s allegation that there will be “no justice here” and that she has asked the court to punish her “as long as they want”, Obaidul said it was a matter of the court.

“Awami League has nothing to do about it - the court will decide about the further procedures of the judicial process,” he said.

Obaidul said Ziaur Rahman had also set up a court in jail for Colonel Taher’s trial in 1975.

“Khaleda Zia is an aged person and also sick (so) moving to court from jail is painful for her,” he said. “After considering her health condition, it was decided to set up the court in inside the jail compound.”

He further added: “BNP always tries to confuse people through fake news and manipulated information. BNP is trying to delay the judicial proceedings of Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.”

Awami League Joint-General Secretaries Dipu Moni, MahabubulAlam Hanif, other senior leaders of the party and its affiliated organizations were also present at the meeting. 

“The affiliated organizations of our party will play very important roles to boost up organizational activities during the election period,” Obaidul said.