Sheikh Hasina returns from Zia’s gate


Dhaka: Sheikh Hasina on Saturday drove to the office of her arch-rival Khaleda Zia, who suffered bereavement losing her youngest son, but the Bangladesh Prime Minister had to go back from the gate without meeting the BNP chief who was ‘put to sleep by doctors’.

Hasina arrived in front of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief’s upmarket Gulshan office here but the gates were not opened while she waited outside for a few minutes.

“She returned from the gate,” an official of the prime minister’s press wing said.

The premier’s motorcade drove away while the gate of Zia’s office was kept under lock from inside.