Zafar Iqbal doing well, says wife

Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and Yasmeen Haque.

Yasmeen Haque, wife of professor Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, has said her husband is doing well at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.

Yasmeen thanked prime minister Sheikh Hasina for asking the Air Force for airlifting Zafar Iqbal to the CMH in Dhaka immediately after the attack on him.
Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and Yasmeen Haque.

She said her husband phoned her around 5:40pm on Saturday, saying, “I’m fine. It’s bleeding but don’t worry.”

“I don’t blame anyone. I would like to clearly say police have been performing their duties to enforce security for the last two years. There was no fault on their part in ensuring security. The attack happened unfortunately,” said Yasmeen while responding to queries from newsmen at the CMH admin building.

In response to a question whether the writer Zafar Iqbal will be taken abroad, she said they have confidence in the country’s medical treatment.