BNP says allegations against Zia family ‘false’

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:18, Sep 14,2017


Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday said ‘false’ allegations were raised in the parliament against Zia family and the party leaders to hide the government’s failure in tackling Rohingya issue.

On Wednesday, prime minister Sheikh Hasina told the parliament that investigation was going on into the allegations of money laundering against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s family and the party senior leaders.

She made the remarks replying to a question of Jatiya Party lawmaker Fakhrul Imam.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a news briefing at the party central office at Nayapaltan said they could not expect that Hasina holding  the office of prime minister would make such irresponsible comments in the parliament responding to ‘false’, ‘fabricated’ and ‘baseless’ information.

He termed the prime minister’s statement politically motivated to hide the government’s failures of condemning genocide in Rakhine state of Myanmar and containing price hike of rice.

Fakhrul asked the government to refrain from falsehood.

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