Khaleda needs to be released on humanitarian ground: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said the government urgently needs to free their party Chairperson Khaleda Zia on humanitarian ground instead of doing politics over the issue.

He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after a meeting of BNP standing committee members with senior lawyers at BNP chairperson's Gulshan office.

The family members of our leader (Khaleda) have submitted a written application seeking arrangements to send her abroad for treatment as her condition seriously deteriorated, the BNP leader said.

He further said, I think it's crucial for the government to free her on humanitarian ground instead of doing politics over the issue.

The BNP leader said their party has been talking about the release of their chairperson alongside carrying out a legal battle for the last two years.

People are demanding her release and her family also doing the same, he added.

Fakhrul said Khaleda's family members gave a letter to the BSMMU VC for ensuring advanced treatment for her.

Earlier, BNP standing committee members sat in a meeting with Khaleda's lawyers around 4pm where they discussed various ways to free Khaleda.

Senior lawyer Khandaker Mahbub Hossain said they will again seek bail for Khaleda from the High Court next week.

He hoped that the court will grant bail to the BNP chief this time demonstrating that there is rule of law in the country.

Source: United News of Bangladesh