'Lower courts under grip of govt'
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday said country's lower courts are now under the grip of the government and they do not have the power to deliver proper judgements.

" The Supreme Court said that the lower courts are under the grasp of the government. They can't work independently ....can't deliver proper verdict," the BNP chief said.

She was speaking at the inaugural session of the party's national executive committee's daylong meeting that started at Hotel Le Meridian in the morning.

"We have seen the consequences of delivering proper judgements. A Chief Justice had to leave the country for delivering the right verdict in Taeique Zia's case," she said.