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BNP chief Khaleda Zia has alleged the country’s lower courts are just following the government orders as they do not have the power to give a proper judgment.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia came up with the comment while addressing a meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee being held at Hotel Le Meridian in the capital.
“The authorities of the lower courts in the country can’t work independently and they, even, can’t pronounce proper verdict in the cases,” she told the meeting.
Slamming the ruling Awami League-led government, she also said: “The foreign entrepreneurs don’t feel free to invest in the country now as the country is witnessing killings, disappearances and other anarchies continuously.”
The daylong meeting of BNP’s National Executive Committee is being held at Hotel Le Meridian in the capital on Saturday when the meeting has begun around 11am with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the chair.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to give new directives to her party leaders and activists as a court here in Dhaka set to deliver verdict on February 8 in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case filed against Khaleda Zia and five other party men.
BNP sources say a total of 502 members of the national executive committee have joined the meeting today while the committee has been formed on August 6, 2016 after its national council held on March 19.
Earlier a Dhaka court on January 25, fixed February 8 for pronouncement the verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and five others.
The authorities of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) had filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case accusing Khaleda Zia, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, and four others of alleged embezzlement over Tk 2.1 crore that came as donations for orphans from abroad. The case has been filed with Ramna Police Station in the capital on July 3, 2008.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be disqualified for the upcoming general election if she is convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.