Bangladesh NY consulate ready to issue travel permit for Khoka: Shahriar

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

from another.

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

York.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)