Khaleda Zia’s Son Seeks Shelter In UK


Dhaka: The “fugitive” son of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, Tarique Rahman, has “temporarily” sought political asylum in the UK, his Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) said on Tuesday.

Contesting junior foreign minister Shahriar Alam’s claim that the BNP acting chief has abandoned his Bangladeshi citizenship, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said “he has temporarily sought asylum in London”.

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Alam had on Monday alleged that Rahman, 53, along with his wife and daughter, has handed over the passports to the British Home Office four years ago, and the surrendered travel documents were with the Bangladesh authorities at the country’s mission in London.