Khaleda Zia Biography, Age, Height, Wiki, Husband, Family, Children. Khaleda Zia is a Bangladeshi Politician. She was born on 1945 in Dinajpur, Bengal Presidency, British India. Khaleda Zia was the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1991 to 1996 and again from 2001 to 2006. She is the wife of Famous Late President Ziaur Rahmen. Khaleda Zia is the chairperson and Leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), founded by Rahman in the late 1970s. In 2004 She was ranked at the number 14 in the list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the Word & Forbes Magazine. She is most popular and powerful women in Bangladesh. Khaleda Zia Age 73 Years Old, She born in Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Her Father named Iskandar Majumder, businessman and Her Mother named Taiyaba Majumder. She has one brother named Sayeed Iskander and one sister named Khurshid Jahan. Khaleda Zia was married to General Ziur Rahman, 7th President of Bangladesh. in the year 1960. The couple has two sons Tarique Rahman and Arafat Rahman. Khaleda Zia is Islam by religion and Nationality Bangladeshi.
Khaleda Zia Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) and Weight 60 Kg (132 Pounds). Her Body Measurements is not available. Begum Khaleda Zia has the dark brown colour eye and Salt & Pepper colour hair. She wearing shoe size maybe 8 or 7. Here is a table we have given the details about Khaleda Zia Personal & Political Career much more information.
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- She was born into a family of businessmen in Dinajpur District in Bengal, British India (now in north-western Bangladesh).
- In 1960, she married Ziaur Rahman who went on to become the 7th President of Bangladesh in 1977.
- Her husband, Ziaur Rahman ruled until 1981 when in a military coup, he was assassinated.
- After her husband’s demise, Khaleda Zia became head of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which was founded by Ziaur Rahman in 1970.
- Khaleda Zia, along with her supporters, had fiercely opposed the autocratic rule of Hussain Muhammad Ershad and was detained more than 7 times because of her protests against Ershad.
- Soon, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party formed a 7-party alliance.
- So far, she has served Bangladesh as its Prime Minister for three times.
- By serving 10 years as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Khaleda Zia is considered the longest serving Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
- On 20 March 1991, Khaleda Zia was sworn in as Bangladesh’s first female prime minister. Shahabuddin Ahmed (the then acting President of Bangladesh) had granted her nearly all of the powers that were vested in the president at the time, and thus, Bangladesh effectively returned to a parliamentary system in September 1991.
- In the June 1996 elections, Khaleda Zia led BNP lost Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League. However, with 116 seats, BNP emerged as the largest opposition party in Bangladesh’s parliamentary history.
- On 6 January 1999, the BNP formed a four-party alliance (including Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh) to increase its chances to return to power.
- Khaleda Zia was heavily criticised for allying with Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh; as it had opposed the independence of Bangladesh in 1971.
- In the October 2001 general elections, the BNP won two-thirds of the seats in parliament and Khaleda Zia was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
- During her third term as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, country’s domestic share in economic development grew and Bangladesh started attracting international investments.
- On 29 October 2006, her term in the Prime Minister’s Office ended.
- In May 2017, she revealed BNP’s Vision 2030 to obtain public support for the next general elections. However, the ruling Awami League government accused BNP’s vision as an act of plagiarism. It renewed tension between Awami League and BNP.
- During her Prime Ministership, Khaleda Zia had made some high-profile foreign visits including Saudi Arabia, People’s Republic of China, and India.
- Khaleda Zia’s India’s visit was notable as BNP had been considered to have been anti-India compared to its rival Awami League.
- On 24 May 2011, she was honoured as a “Fighter for Democracy” by the New Jersey State Senate.