BNP to hold doa mahfil Friday

Khaleda Zia turns 75 Thursday

Khaleda Zia turns 75 Thursday

BNP chairperson and former Prime Minister begum Khaleda Zia, now in jail, turns 75 on Thursday.

BNP will arrange doa mahfil across the country on Friday on the occasion.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office on Wednesday.

“Our beloved leader’s (Khaleda Zia’s) 75 birthday tomorrow (Thursday). Our party will arrange doa mahfi all over the country seeking her early recovery from illness and long life,” he said.

He alleged that Khaleda Zia has been kept in jail as she was subjected to political vengeance of the current government.

As in the last previous three years, the party has no programme to cut any cake to celebrate the birthday in the early hours of Thursday.

Khaleda Zia was sent to Old Dhaka Central Jail since her conviction in Zia Orphanage Trust case by a lower court on February 8, 2018. The BNP chief was shifted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on April 1 last for treatment and she has been staying there since then.