Zia asked to appear before court
September 18 2017 01:00 AM
Khaleda Zia

By Mizan Rahman/Dhaka

A Dhaka court yesterday ordered Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia, now in London, to appear before it on October 5 or face an arrest warrant in a case filed for dishonouring the country’s map and the national flag.
Metropolitan Magistrate Nur Nabi passed the order this afternoon after hearing a petition seeking Zia’s arrest.
AB Siddique, president of Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami League organisation, filed the petition as Zia did not appear before the court following its previous order.
On March 22, the court had issued a summon asking Zia to appear before it on September 12 but the BNP chairperson didn’t appear.
On November 3 in 2016, Siddique filed the case accusing Zia and her late husband ex-president Ziaur Rahman for dishonouring the country’s map and the national flag by appointing two ministers from Jamaat-e-Islami in 2001 though the party was against the country’s independence during 1971.
Zia is now staying in London with her eldest son Tarique Rahman and undergoing medical treatment.

There are no comments.

LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*