Khaleda Zia sent a legal notice to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Vastavam web: Bangladesh Opposition leader Khaleda Zia has sent a legal notice to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, demanding an unconditional apology for her remarks on the BNP chairperson’s alleged assets abroad, a party official said today.The legal notice was sent yesterday by 72-year-old Zia’s lawyer Mahbubuddin Khokon, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told reporters.Some media outlets had published a report claiming that an anti-graft investigation in Saudi Arabia has revealed that Zia and members of her family had assets in the kingdom.

On December 7, Hasina, 70, spoke on the matter, claiming that Zia had several assets in the Middle East.She speculated that the media may have covered up the story due to financial interests, the report said.Mirza Fakhrul responded to Hasina’s comments the next day, saying that the Prime Minister would have to apologise for the “baseless defamation”.Zia is accused in several graft cases, including one under which she allegedly misappropriated funds of an orphanage trust named after her husband and slain president Ziaur Rahman.