Tarique Rahman (Zia) can no longer put his trust on BNP`s party lawyers. Reportedly the Senior Vice Chairman is now looking for more efficient lawyers like Kamal Hossain, Barrister Amir Ul Islam, Barrister Rokanuddin Mahmud, Advocate Hassan Arif as the lawyer of Begum Khaleda Zia in the appeal hearing of Zia Orphanage Graft case.
These lawyers were already contacted upon Tarique`s orders. BNP sources claim that Tarique Rahman can no longer trust his lawyers after the verdict of the graft case. When contacted with several party leaders regarding the issue, they confirmed that the party leaders work unpaid, that`s why they don`t bother to do homework before the trial. They remain busy in photo sessions, media statement and publicity in court.
This is the reason BNP has taken the initiative to appoint professional Lawyers for the appeal hearing. A senior leader of BNP commented, "The appeal hearing of Zia Orphanage graft case is very crucial. Begum Zia`s participation in the election depends on this hearing. So there is no scope for negligence here." The senior leader commented, "We want to appoint good efficient professional lawyers along with the party lawyers."