artk
Thu, Nov 14, 2019 6:41 PM
Fri, Nov 01, 2019 6:06

Khoka fighting for life

media

BNP vice chairman and Former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation Sadeque Hossain Khoka is in critical condition and now fighting for life at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, New York.

BNP vice chairman and Former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation Sadeque Hossain Khoka is in critical condition and now fighting for life at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, New York.

“Khoka is now at the intensive care unit of the hospital where he was kept alive proving high levels of oxygen and he might be kept on life support anytime,” Khoka’s elder son Ishraque Hossain told this afternoon.

“Doctors have given up hope of improving health condition of my father and stopped all sorts of treatment,” Ishraque said.

Khoka, a freedom fighter, stepped into politics through Moulana Bhasani’s National Awami Party (NAP). Later, he joined BNP, and was made the party’s Dhaka city unit president.

Khoka was first elected MP in 1991. Later, he contested Dhaka City Corporation election in 2002 and was elected mayor. He held the post for nearly nine years.