Khaleda Zia

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Khaleda Zia
খালেদা জিয়া
Begum Zia Book-opening Ceremony, 1 Mar, 2010.jpg
Zia in 2010
10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh
In office
10 October 2001 – 29 October 2006
Preceded byLatifur Rahman (Acting)
Succeeded byIajuddin Ahmed (Acting)
In office
20 March 1991 – 30 March 1996
Preceded byKazi Zafar Ahmed
Succeeded byMuhammad Habibur Rahman (Acting)
Chairperson of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Assumed office
10 May 1984
General SecretaryA. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury (1984–1990)
Abdus Salam Talukder (1990–1996)
Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan (1996–2007)
Khandaker Delwar Hossain (2007–2011)
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir (2011–)
Preceded byAbdus Sattar
Leader of the Opposition
In office
29 December 2008 – 9 January 2014
Preceded bySheikh Hasina
Succeeded byRowshan Ershad
In office
23 June 1996 – 15 July 2001
Preceded bySheikh Hasina
Succeeded bySheikh Hasina
Member of Parliament
In office
20 March 1991 – 15 July 2001
Preceded byZafar Imam
Succeeded bySayeed Iskander
In office
29 December 2008 – 9 January 2014
Preceded bySayeed Iskander
Succeeded byShirin Akhter
In office
1 October 2001 – 29 October 2006
Preceded byZafar Imam
Succeeded byMuhammad Jamiruddin Sircar
Personal details
Khaleda Khanam Putul

Jalpaiguri, Bengal Presidency, British India
Political partyBangladesh Nationalist Party (1979–present)
Other political
Ziaur Rahman (m. 1960–1981)
MotherTaiyaba Majumder
FatherIskandar Majumder

Begum Khaleda Zia (Bengali: খালেদা জিয়া; born 1945) is a former Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She was Prime Minister from 1991 to 1996, and also from 2001 to 2006. She was the first woman Prime Minister in Bangladesh. Zia is the widow of assassinated President of Bangladesh Ziaur Rehman. She leads his old political party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).