Zia family has $12bn investment in Middle East: Quader

Published : 09 Dec 2017, 16:34

Sahos Desk

Citing a Canada-based news outlet, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said members of Zia family including Khaleda Zia and Tareque Rahman have investment of about $12 billion in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other countries.

The laundered money should be brought back, Quader, also the roads transport and bridges minister, said at a press conference at the AL President’s Dhanmondi political office.

Speaking at a press conference at the Gono Bhaban on Thursday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina brought the corruption allegations on the Zia family “based on information”.

Quader reiterated the claim a day after BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir asked the prime minister to apologise for making the remarks.

About the BNP leader’s threat to take legal action against the PM if she didn't apologise for the comments, Quader said if the allegations against Zia family were not proven true, the AL would fight them legally.

If they are courageous, BNP should take measures legally, Quader said.

Source: thedailystar

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