Before leaving for the court, Begum Zia had a `talk with her son Tarique Zia over the phone for a long time. Begum Zia`s personal staff confirmed that Shimul Biswas arranged a telephone call between the party chair and her son. Reportedly, the party chairperson officially handed over the party leadership in the hands of her son Tarique Zia.
Quite overwhelmingly Begum Zia said to her son, "I don`t know what will happen to me--look after the party in my absence”. She instructed her son to go on for a movement uniting the party leaders and activists. Begum Zia also conversed with her daughter-in-law Zubaida Rahman and grand-daughter Zaima Rahman.