Khaleda's offshore assets under probe: PM -The Asian Age

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government is investigating BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's offshore assets.

She spoke about the issue on being asked by Jatiya Party MP Fakhrul Imam on Wednesday about the offshore assets of the BNP leaders, including Khaleda.

Referring to a report of Global Intelligence Network, Imam presented a list of the BNP leaders' assets abroad.    

He said the Zia family have assets worth Tk 12 billion in at least 12 foreign countries.

"The name of the owner of Al Arafa Shopping Mall in Saudi Arabia is one Ahammad Al Asad, but actually Khaleda Zia owns it. She is the owner of 'Tipra', a commercial multi-storey building in Qatar," he said.

The prime minister said, "As the information have surfaced, we surely have those. An investigation is under way into the matter." 

"Besides this investigation, Bangladesh Bank is also looking at the money-laundering angle of the issue." 

"Proper measures will be taken after checking the information during investigations," the prime minister added.