Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today called upon the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate the matter of laundering huge sums to Saudi Arabia by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
“Corruption allegation against Zia’s family members is a proven matter. Despite this, I call upon the Anti-Corruption Commission to probe the matter,” Quader said claiming that the Khaleda Zia and her elder son Tareque Rahman have investment of around $12 billion in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other countries.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, was addressing a press conference at AL President Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political office in Dhaka this noon, a day after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina brought the money laundering allegation against Khaleda Zia.
He also blasted Fakhrul as the BNP leader yesterday termed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s allegation against Zia’s family members as false, fabricated and baseless.
They must have to face trial if they fail to probe the allegations as false in the court, Quader sounded the note of caution.
“None will be spared by seeking apology before the nation. Why are they sensing skin burn after having documents of corruptions,” he said.
Legal action if BNP fails to probe scam in mega projects
Hitting back at BNP for its threat to sue Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Quader sounded the same warning of going for legal action against BNP if it fails to probe scam in Padma Bridge and Metro Rail projects.
“We will face legal battle if BNP can probe any scam. Otherwise, we will go for legal action against BNP,” Quader also came up with the counter threat a day after BNP brought the allegation against him.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday blamed the incumbent government for indulging in corruption in different mega projects, including Padma multipurpose bridges and metro rail.