Khaleda wants to go abroad for treatment if gets bail, says sister


BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's sister Selima Islam on Wednesday said the former prime minister will go abroad for better treatment if she is freed on bail as her condition is 'not' improving, reports UNB.

Talking to reporters after meeting her sister at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Selima said, "She (Khaleda) will go abroad if she gets bail, and we also want to send her abroad as her condition is not improving."

She said the fingers of Khaleda's hands and legs are getting bent and she is suffering from acute pains. "She neither can stand up nor can sit up straight. Under the circumstances, she needs advanced treatment."

Selima said doctors are regularly visiting the BNP chairperson, but there is no sign of improvement in her falling physical condition. "She can't move, and lift her hand to eat."

Five family members, including Selima, her younger brother Shamim Eskandar, his wife Kaniz Fatema and son Ovik Eskandar, went to meet Khaleda around 3:30pm and had over an hour-long meeting, said BNP chairperson's media wing member Shamsuddin Didar.

Khaleda has been in jail since she was convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on 8 February, 2018. She was found guilty in another corruption case later the same year, though her party claims both cases are politically motivated.

The BNP chief has been receiving treatment at the BSMMU since 1 April this year.