Zafar Iqbal’s wife expresses satisfaction over govt prompt measures

Professor Yasmeen Haque, wife of eminent writer and educationist Professor Mohammed Zafar Iqbal, expressed deep satisfaction for the overall government measures including taking him to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka for better treatment.

“I would like to sincere thank Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for looking after the incident in person and bringing my husband immediately to Dhaka for his better treatment,” she told newsmen at CMH this morning.

Seeking people’s blessings for her husband’s early recovery, Yasmeen Haque, a physics professor at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), also expressed profound gratitude to Osmani Medical College Hospital authority for providing treatment to Iqbal with utmost sincerity.

She said there is no need to take him abroad for better treatment as “I have absolute faith in the country’s health system.”

Haque said the government had been providing security to Iqbal and her since they received death threats for several times.

“It was a sudden attack. So there is no scope to blame the law enforcers or the government for negligence over the incident,” she added.

Narrating the Iqbal’s response after the attack, Haque said her husband phoned her within 10 minutes after being come under attack, saying her and family members not to worry about him as he is well.

“He told me over phone that he came under an attack few moments earlier but he is well now. He is losing blood from head but feeling not much pain. You do not worry and called my students to stay calm,” she added.

Earlier, doctors of CMH hospital briefed that the celebrated writer who visibly suffered a knife attack in Sylhet yesterday and is undergoing treatment at CMH since last night, is out of danger now.

“Professor Zafar Iqbal is completely out of danger now and he is fully conscious. He is also cooperating with the physicians,” Chief Cardiac Surgeon and Consultant Surgeon General of Bangladesh Armed Forces Major General Munshi Md Mojibur Rahman told the press briefing arranged by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) at the CMH’s admin block here in the morning.