Only court can release Khaleda Zia: Hanif

DHAKA, Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary

MahbubUl Alam Hanif today said none but the court can release BNP

Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia from jail.

There is no scope of freeing Begum Zia from the jail without legal

procedure . . . Any threat of BNP like paper tiger will never bring any

benefit, he said while speaking at a discussion on the occasion of the 100th

birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Azimpur

here.

Hanif added: The people of the country cannot understand, why BNP

threatens to wage movement instead of following legal procedures The

people did not forget the killing of innocent people by hurling petrol bombs

as they did not respond to BNP's movement.

Dhaka South City Corporation's 26 no ward organised the discussion at

Azimpur Community Centre with local ward council Hasibur Rahman Manik in the

chair. Parveen Sikder, MP, and AL leader Omar Ali and Minhaj Uddin Mintu,

among others, spoke on the occasion.

Referring to BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir's threat to

free Khaleda Zia through launching agitation, he said BNP is an

individualismorientated party as they have no programme except the demand

for freeing Khaleda Zia and her son only.

Hanif said Khaleda is now in jail on charge of corruption while her son

remains hiding and people would not take any responsibility of doing movement

to free them.

People even don't want to see their faces at all, he observed.

The senior AL leader also called upon BNP not to push the country towards

the destruction as countrymen want progress and developed life.

Please don't ruin the dream of people, he said, urging the BNP to think

about the masses not only their benefits only.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)