BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today paid a visit to the ailing Hefajat-e Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi.
Fakhrul, along with party’s BNP Vice-Chairman Mir Nasir Uddin, went to a private hospital in Dhaka around 2:00 am, Syrul Kabir Khan, an official of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s press wing, told The Daily Star.
“Allama Shafi is seriously ill. He is in the ICU [Intensive Care Unit]. We went to see him. His situation is critical,” Fakhrul told journalists.
His (Shafi) situation has improved slightly after he was admitted to the hospital, he said adding, “We hope that his situation will improve soon.”
The 96-year-old Shafi was undergoing treatment at the hospital. He has been admitted to the ICU of Asgar Ali Hospital at Gandaria in Dhaka as his health condition has deteriorated.
Shafi came under fire from different quarters of people for controversial comments on women.