Send Khaleda to United Hospital: SCBA
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), dominated by pro-BNP lawyers, today once again demanded the government to send BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to the specialised United Hospital in Dhaka for her treatment on her personal cost as she wishes it.
“The government wants to push her to slow death by keeping her in confinement for a long period of time, which is very unfortunate and condemnable,” SCBA President Zainul Abedin said.
He was speaking at a press conference at the SCBA auditorium in Dhaka this afternoon.
“Khaleda Zia has been groaning in her bed for some days due to her illness. On the one side, she is not being provided with treatment and on the other side, no one is being allowed to meet her. Yesterday (Saturday) her elder sister was allowed to enter the jail to meet her, but she (Khaleda’s sister) could not meet her. It means, Khaleda is so sick that she cannot get up from the bed,” the SCBA president alleged.
Advocate Zainul Abedin said Khaleda Zia has earlier suffered a mild stroke.
“Then we had demanded of the government to send her to United Hospital for her treatment. But, the government has kept her in confinement without giving her treatment,” he said.
He said Khaleda Zia has got bail from the apex court in the case in which she has been convicted.
But, the government is prolonging her confinement by showing her arrested in political cases one after another, Advocate Zainul added.
SCBA Secretary Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon also spoke on the occasion.