Khaleda in emergency meeting with BNP senior leaders

Khaleda in emergency meeting with BNP senior leaders

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Dhaka-Following the High Court verdict punishing her eldest son Tarique Rahman in a money laundering case, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia sat in an emergency meeting with her party’s senior leaders tonight (Thursday night).The meeting began around 9:30 pm at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.
Party standing committee members Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, ASM Hannan Shah, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and Nazrul Islam Khan, vice chairmen Abdullah Al Noman, Hafijuddin Ahmed, Selima Rahman, chairperson’s advisers Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain, Advocate Joynal Abedin, Shamsuzzaman Dudu and senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, among others, joined the meeting.
Coming out of the meeting around 10 pm, Rizvi said the party leaders are discussing the verdict, the possible next legal steps and the country’s overall situation.
He said they will inform the media about the outcomes of the meeting through a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office at 11 am on Friday.
Earlier in the day, the High Court sentenced BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman to seven years’ imprisonment and fined him Tk 20 crore scrapping his acquittal in the money laundering case.
On November 17, 2013, a Dhaka court acquitted Tarique while sentenced his friend and business partner Giasuddin Al Mamun to seven years along with a fine of Tk 40 crore in the ACC case filed for illegally sending Tk20.41 crore to Singapore between 2003 and 2007.

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