Dhaka, Sept 4 (UNB) – Jatiya Oikyafront, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, on Wednesday briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the country’s latest situation and some other political issues, including BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition and Barrister Mainul Hosein’s jailing.
The two- hour briefing that began at 10am was held at BNP standing committee member Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan’s Gulshan residence.
Apart from Dr Kamal, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, its standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president ASM Abdur Rob, Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna and Gonoforum executive president Subrata Chowdhury were, among others, present.
Diplomats from different countries, including the USA, the UK, the EU, Canada, and UNDP, attended the briefing.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Dr Kamal said they discussed with the diplomats about the country’s latest political situation. “They (diplomats) wanted to know from us about the country’s overall situation, and we presented our views.”
Dr Kamal said the country’s people as well as foreigners know what kind of national election was held in the country on December 30 last year. “The foreign envoys have heard our statements in this regard.”
Abdur Rob said they exchanged views with the diplomats over various political issues of the country.
Subrata Chowdhury said the diplomats took note of their statements, but they did not make any comment on the political issues.
Anther Oikyafront leader, wishing anonymity, said they informed the diplomats about Khaleda Zia’s falling health condition, and development in her cases, sending former caretaker government adviser Mainul Hosein to jail, harassment of BNP leaders in various ‘false’ cases and their alliance’s stance on the last general election.