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Khaleda takes iftar in jail with traditional items

| Updated: May 20, 2018 15:59:39

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday took iftar with traditional items in the Old Dhaka central jail on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.

A jail official wishing anonymity said cooked gram, peaju, pupped rice, date, juice and some fruits were there in the BNP chief's iftar menu.

The former prime minister took iftar with her domestic help Fatema Begum.

Khaleda has been there in the jail since February 8 last as she was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case by a lower court. Fatema has been staying with court permission.

BNP chief's personal secretary ABM Abdus Sattar said Khaleda's family members tried to meet her on the first day of Ramadan with ifatr items, but they did not get permission from the jail authorities.

Besides, Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal general secretary Sultana Ahmed along with her party colleagues went to the jail gate with some ifatr items for Khaleda, but the jail authorities did not accept those.

Khaleda used to take iftar with orphan students and alem-ulema (Islamic scholars) on the first day of Ramadan every year.

BNP hosted an after party at the city's Ladies Club this year as well for orphans and alem-ulema.

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