Khaleda Zia distributed relief to Rohingya camp: Urges Myanmar to return Rohingya people



BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday distributed relief goods among the Rohingya refugees during her visit at Rohingya camps in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

The BNP chief reached Moinar Ghona area of Palongkhali union at Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar at about 11:45am.The refugees waited for the relief goods on a queue before Khaleda Zia reached there.

BNP relief committee head Mirza Abbas handed over around 45 trucks carrying 100 metric tons of relief goods to Army. Khaleda Zia officially opened the relief distribution programme. Later, members of Bangladesh Army distributed the donated relief among the Rohingyas.

The BNP chief started her journey for Ukhia from Cox’s Bazar Circuit House around 11:20am.

She will visit three Rohingya camps at Moinar Ghona, Hakim Para, Balukhali and a medical camp set up by pro-BNP physicians’ body, Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh (DAB) in Ukhia.

After visiting Moinar Ghona, the former prime minister will visit Hakimpara and Balukhali camp. At last, she will visit medical camp established by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Panbazar area of Ukhiya.

Earlier, BNP standing committee members, Mirza Abbas and Nazrul Islam Khan handed over relief materials loaded in 45 trucks to the army camp on behave of Khaleda Zia around 9:00am.

Moreover, the BNP chief will hand over food, other goods, medicine for Rohingya children and lactating mothers to the DAB medical camp to distribute those among them.

After visiting the camps, she will return to Chittagong later in the evening.

Khaleda Zia arrived in Cox’s Bazar Circuit House from Chittagong on Sunday and stayed overnight there.

On Saturday morning, Khaleda set out for Chittagong and her Cox’s Bazar-bound convoy came under attack at Mohammad Ali Bazar near Feni district town in the afternoon.

She is scheduled to return to Dhaka on Tuesday after her overnight stay at Chittagong Circuit House on Monday.

The BNP chief last visited Cox’s Bazar in 2012 after attacks on Buddhists at Ramu.


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