Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today told the parliament that Khaleda Zia’s two sons laundered USD 750 million to Belgium and USD 250 million to Malaysia.
In reply to lawmakers’ queries Sheikh Hasina, also leader of the house, said Khaleda Zia’s two sons–Tarique Rahman and Arafat Rahman Koko — have houses worth several million USD in Dubai and markets and other assets in Saudi Arabia.
In scripted answer the prime minister said the persons who were involved in looting and laundering public money will be brought to book for justice.
With the scripted reply, the PM tagged 152 pages of documents including news articles and social media sources in support of her allegation.
“I want to say clearly that no one will be allowed anymore to siphon off the country’s assets,” Hasina said while responding to a question of reserved seat lawmaker Fazilatun Nasa Bappy.
The premier also placed a list of names of 50 Bangladeshis and a company, including BNP leader Abdul Awal Mintoo, Awami League Presidium Member Kazi Zafarullah and his wife Nilufar Zafarullah, whose names were included in the Paradise Papers scam for siphoning off money.
The other names are: Nasreen Fatema Awal, Tabith Awal, Tafsir Mohammad Awal, Kafil HS Mueed, Mehbub Chowdhury, Yusuf Raihan Reza, Eshrak Ahmed, Novera Chowdhury, Farhad Goni Mohammad, Bilkis Fatema Jesmin, Rozer Berg, Abul Bashar, Zain Umar, Benzir Ahmed, Mokmedul Islam, Motazzarul Islam, Afzalur Rahman, Sudhir Mallick, Jiban Kumar Sarker, Nizam M Selim, M Selimuzzman, Syed Sirajul Haque, FM Zobaidul Haque, Salma Haque, Kazi Raihan Jafar, Aminul Haque, Najim Asadul Haque, Tarik Ekramul Haque, Capt. M A Zaul, Shahed Masud, Khawza Shahadat Ullah, Dilip Kumar Modi, Syed Samina Mirza, Faisal Kareem Khan, Julfikar Haider, Umme Rubana, Ajmat Moyeen, Nazrul Islam, Jahidul Islam, Jafar Umid Khan, Asma Monen, ASM Mahiuddin Monem, AFM Rahmatul Bari, Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury, Faisal Chowdhury and Ahmed Samir and the organisation’s name is Bangla Track Limited.