Khaleda returns home from UK after 3-month

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Dhaka, October 18: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday has returned to Dhaka after a three-month stay in UK.She arrived at Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 5:15pm, amid heightened security and gathering of supporters.

Law-enforcement agencies have beefed up security around the airport. Armed personnel carriers, water canons and additional police were seen lining the VIP road.

“We have added extra security because party members have gathered in the area to welcome BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia,” said Airport Police OC Noor-e-Ajam.

Meanwhile, crowds of BNP leaders and activists were hampering traffic on the vital road.

On July 15, Khaleda went to the UK for ‘medical treatment’ as well as unofficial meetings with her elder son Tarique Rahman. She was accompanied by her private secretary ABM Abdus Sattar and domestic help Fatema during her London trip.

She stayed at the house of Tarique Rahman, who holds the second most powerful position within the party and has been living along with his wife Zubaida Rahman and daughter Zaima Rahman in the UK since 2008.

Khaleda celebrated the Eid-ul-Azha there with her family members, including Tarique Rahman, his wife and daughter and the wife and daughters of her younger son late Arafat Rahman Koko in London.