BNP leaders believe party chief Khaleda Zia will be acquitted in two high profile corruption cases filed against her provided the court “is not influenced politically”. Although BNP policymakers say they are not worried over the party chief being convicted, the party is expected to discuss the matter in its next standing committee meeting. BNP Standing Committee senior member Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said: “If justice is served, I personally believe that the court will not be able to punish her (Khaleda). The Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust cases were filed by the ACC during the caretaker government. Even if she is convicted, BNP leaders said the party chief would be eligible for contesting the polls once she gets bail.
Source: Dhaka Tribune December 07, 2017 10:18 UTC