Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Thursday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia is regularly having checkups and being treated by specialised doctors at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.
“The government is always sincere in providing the best health care service to Khaleda Zia. She has been kept in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital instead of prison,” he said while responding to a query from journalists after inaugurating a rally of Bangladesh Betar in Agargaon of the capital.Bangladesh Betar organized the rally in front of Betar Bhaban marking World Radio Day 2020.
Hasan said, “Begum Zia’s family wants her to be free on parole. But no such demand has been raised from BNP. Even BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said he doesn’t know anything about this matter.”
Terming the health problems of Khaleda Zia old ones, the minister said she (Khaleda) served as the prime minister for two times and as the opposition leader for two times along with her health problems. She also led many movements despite the problems, said Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary. “BNP is always exaggerating to confuse people on her health issue,” he added.
About the World Radio Day, Hasan said, “Radio is the only mass media to reach the marginal people. It warns the boatmen and fishermen before natural calamities. Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra encouraged our freedom fighters through songs, news and other programmes during the whole nine months of the Liberation War.”