Mirza Fakhrul flies for Dhaka after meeting Tarique in London

Munzer Ahmed Chowdhury, London
Published : 18:49, Sep 16, 2018 | Updated : 18:51, Sep 16, 2018

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. BANGLA TRIBUNE/Nashirul IslamBNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has taken a flight to Dhaka from London, where he briefed acting party chief Tarique Rahman on meetings with the UN and the US state department.
Sources at the party’s London unit confirmed that Mirza Fakhrul left for Dhaka aboard a flight which left Saturday night.
Several leaders of the BNP’s UK unit told Bangla Tribune on condition of anonymity that the secretary general arrived in London on Saturday and later in the day had a meeting with Tarique.
BNP’s International Affairs Secretary Humayun Kabir and Central Executive Committee member Tabith Awal also attended the meeting, according to them.
Mirza Fakhrul caught an Emirates Airways flight for Dhaka, which took off around 10pm London time the same day.
Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique has been acting as chairman of the party since Feb 8 when a special court in Dhaka sentenced his mother Khaleda Zia to five years in prison for corruption.
Tarique, who was also sentenced to 10 years in jail and fined Tk 20 million on same charges, has been in London since 2008 for ‘treatment’.
He was earlier convicted of money laundering and has several arrest warrants in different cases.