The AL general secretary said celebration of Begum Khaleda Zia’s fake birthday on August 15 encourages the killers of the Father of the Nation and it was mockery to the brutal killing.

He said the nation has also witnessed that Begum Zia celebrated her fake birthday cutting cakes on the national day of mourning on August 15.

According to Begum Zia’s matriculation certificate, her birthday is August 9 in 1945, while her birth date on September 5 in 1945 as per marriage certificate and her birth date was mentioned in her passport on August 19, 1945, Quader said.

“But, she claimed the August 15 (in 1945) as her birthday,” he added.

The AL general secretary said finally, the information given for the COVID-19 test revealed that Begum Zia’s birthday was May 8, 1948.

Noting that BNP leaders are still giving more attention to politics than Begum Zia’s treatment, he said the BNP leaders did politics over Begum Zia’s release and treatment in the past and they are still doing so.

“We certainly wish her (Khaleda’s) early recovery. Considering her age and for her treatment, the government suspended Begum Zia’s sentence on humanitarian ground,” Quader said.

About COVID-19 situation, he said all must follow health guidelines and wear masks to prevent coronavirus.

AL presidium members Begum Matia Chowdhury and Dr Abdur Razzaque, its relief and social welfare secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, central executive member Syed Abdul Awal Shamim and AL Dhaka South City general secretary Md Humayun Kabir were, among others, present at the function.

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