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Khaleda passes time with granddaughters on Eid day

  • Published at 07:43 pm August 12th, 2019
  • Last updated at 07:43 pm August 12th, 2019
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Six relatives of the BNP chief met with her at BSMMU with food, clothes and flowers on Eid day

Jailed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has passed around two hours with her relatives, including her two granddaughters, at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka on the Eid day.

Party sources said six relatives of the BNP chief with some cooked food, new clothes and flowers entered the BSMMU cabin-621, where she is receiving treatment, around 1:30pm on Monday.

Sharmila Rahman Sithi, wife of Khaleda's late son Arafat Rahman Koko, Sithi's two daughters Zahia Rahman and Zaifa Rahman, Khaleda's brother Shamim Iskandar, his wife Kaniz Fatema and their son Ovik Iskandar met her.

They came out of the cabin around 3:30pm. 

Coming out of the hospital, relatives of Khaleda Zia said she was very happy to see her granddaughters.  

She adored them and embraced them after they took her blessings touching her feet, they said.

The BNP chief's physical condition is not good as she cannot walk without the help of anyone else, they said.

Khaleda was taken to the BSMMU from jail on April 1 for treatment.

On February 8, 2018, Khaleda was sent to jail after a Dhaka special court sentenced her to five years' rigorous imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. 

She has been staying at the jail with her domestic help Fatema Begum. With this, the BNP chairperson has spent six Eids in jail.

The BNP chief earlier had celebrated Eid twice in jail after her arrest by the army-backed caretaker government after the 1/11 political changeover in 2007.