HC likely to hear Khaleda Zia's plea on medical treatment tomorrow
12:00 AM, September 11, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:16 AM, September 11, 2018

HC may hear Khaleda's writ petition today

The High Court (HC) may hear today a writ petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking its directive on the government to send her to United Hospital in Dhaka for treatment.

The petition filed on Sunday was included in yesterday's hearing list of the HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Ahmed Sohel.

However, following a time petition moved by her lawyer Barrister Kayser Kamal, the HC bench did not hold the hearing yesterday.

It has been included in today's hearing list of the bench, said Deputy Attorney General Mokhlesur Rahman.

“The BNP chief is seriously unwell as she has been suffering from various diseases and should be admitted to a specialised hospital for treatment,” Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon, a lawyer for Khaleda, cited from the petition.

Khaleda has been in jail since February 8 this year after a Dhaka court convicted and sentenced her to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust Corruption case.

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