National unity not possible with Pakistan-minded person: Shahjahan
16 March 2015, Nirapad News: Shipping Minister and Sramik-Karmachari-Peshajibi-Muktijuddah Samannya Parishad convener Shahjahan Khan today said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia asked about unity but national unity cannot be possible with Pakistan-minded person.
“Khaleda Zia played hide and seek with journalists. She leaves press conference without answering any questions of journalists,” he said when presiding over a representative meeting of the parishad at BMA auditorium at Topkhana road here.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, Liberation Affairs Minister Advocate AKM Mozammel Haque, Rail Minister Mujibul Haque, Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam, State Minister for labour and employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu, Shirin Akhtar, MP, and Muktijuddha Sangsad Chairman Major General (retd) Helal Morshed Khan also spoke, among others.
Shahjahan Khan demanded severe punishment of Khaleda Zia for killing innocent people by burning them alive with petrol bomb.
Inu said the country has now engaged in its second War of Independence. “In this war, we will free Bangladesh from militants and fire terrorists. We will continue the trial of war criminals as long as we alive,” he said.
The minister said those who is suggesting for dialogue actually is trying to save Khaleada Zia. “Khaleda Zia deserves a place in Kashimpur prison instead of a seat on the table for dialogue. She (Khaleda) is now on board a train to Pakistan and Afghanistan. She should be pushed out to Pakistan,” he said.
Saying that Khaleda Zia is playing vital role in the ongoing militancy-oriented movement, Inu said “dialogue is not possible with militants. Is it possible to hold a dialogue between US President Barack Obama and ISIS?”
Quamrul said there was a meeting between Tariqe Zia and militant agents in London. “Begum Zia operates her party as per the instruction of her son Tarique. Tarique is involved in a dangerous game with militants,” he said.
He said the issue of Khaleda Zia’s arrest is now a matter of time. “She must be behind the bar as like other accused people,” he said.