DHAKA State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar
Alam today said Bangladesh consulate mission in New York will take necessary
steps to issue 'travel permit', if former mayor of Dhaka City Corporation and
BNP vice chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka and his wife apply for it.
I have already informed our New York consulate about the decision
(issuing travel permit), he said in a post on his verified Facebook account.
As Khoka and his wife do not have passports, Shahriar said travel permit
is the only internationally practiced system to return to the home country
Mentioning that there are cases against Khoka and his wife, the state
minister said there could have been arrest warrant against them though he is
not sure of that.
But, what I have come to know after talking with honourable home minister
is that the travel permit will be issued based on humanitarian ground when
they arrive here, he said.
The BNP leader is now undergoing treatment in a critical condition in New
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)