Khaleda Zia returns Dhaka

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6 February, 2018 10:01 AM

Khaleda Zia returns Dhaka

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday returned Dhaka from Sylhet after offering fateha at the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) there yesterday.

She reached Sylhet to offer fateha at the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) yesterday afternoon before starting for the capital from the Sylhet Circuit House around 9:50pm.

Shamsuddin Didar, an official of Khaleda's press wing, has confirmed the news.

A motorcade carrying Khaleda Zia and her entourage has returned Dhaka around 4:30am today.

She reached Sylhet Circuit House around 4:30pm on Monday and after taking rest at the Circuit House, she offered fateha at the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (R).

Accompanied by top leaders of her party, she set off from her Gulshan residence in the capital around 9:30am on Monday.

The decision of visiting Sylhet came from the party's national executive committee meeting held on Sunday, four days before a trial court is scheduled to pronounce the verdict in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against the BNP chief.

The verdict of Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman will be delivered on February 8.

Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Court-5 in Dhaka fixed the date on January 25 after the defence closed their arguments.

Earlier on December 19, the prosecution concluded their argument and sought the maximum punishment for Khaleda.

On January 30, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina offered prayers at the three 'dargah' (shrine) of three eminent Muslim saints in the city.