Shift Khaleda Zia to hospital, Bangladesh court orders government
Dhaka: A High Court division bench in Bangladesh on Thursday asked the government to immediately send jailed former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to a hospital in the capital for treatment.
Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razikal-jalil ordered the government authorities to commence the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson’s treatment at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), a government-run medical university cum hospital.
The judges also asked the authorities to form a fresh medical team to examine Khaleda’s health conditions, bdnews24.com reported. She was sentenced to five years in jail on February 8 for embezzling donations to the Zia Orphanage Trust. Since then, the former Premier has been kept at the old Dhaka central jail.
The court’s order came following a writ petition filed by Khaleda on September 9 seeking its directive to send her to a specialised hospital for her treatment.