Khaleda’s release not possible through movement: Hasan

DHAKA, Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary and spokesperson Dr Hasan Mahmud today said the release of BNP chief Begum Khaleda Zia would not be possible through movement as it is a matter of court.

It will not be possible to release convicted Khaleda Zia through is only the court which can release her, he told the newsmen

at a press conference held at AL president's political office in city's


Hasan, also the information minister, said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is

now in prison after being convicted in a graft case. So, there is no other

way to release her as the court will take decision whether she will be

released or not.

The AL leader said BNP always declares that they will launch movement

after Eid. But, we don't know when they will go to movement . . . I want to

urge them not to mock themselves with such talks, he added.

Replying to a question, Hasan said AK Khandaker sought apology to the

nation for giving wrong information in a book published four and a half years


But, it depends on him whether he will go to court or not against those

people who provoked him, he added.

The minister said the month of the holy Ramadan is going on peacefully as

the government has taken different steps. The prices of essential commodities

have not increase during the Ramadan, Hasan said, adding that the government

has conducted drives against adulteration.

He said the journey of homebound people will be comfortable ahead of Eid

ulFitr as there is no possibility of traffic jam on highways.

Post, TeleCommunication and Information Technology Minister and member of

AL Publicity and Publication Sub Committee Mostafa Jabbar, and AL Publicity

and Publication Deputy Secretary Aminul Islam Amin, among others, were

present at the press conference.

Later, a meeting of AL Publicity and Publication subcommittee was held

marking the 70th founding anniversary of Awami League.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)