BNP chairperson’s sister Selima Islam on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after the announcement of the government's decision of releasing Khaleda Zia from prison for six months.
Law minister Anisul Haq on Tuesday afternoon announced that the government has recommended Khaleda Zia’s release from jail suspending her jail term six months on humanitarian ground.A proposal regarding this matter has already been sent to Home Ministry, Anisul Haq told reporters adding that upon two conditions Khaleda Zia will be released.
However, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said they will make a decision over this proposal after having a discussion with the prime minister.
Besides, IG prison has said steps will be taken after receiving release order from the authority.
Meanwhile, BNP leaders have been considering the decision of the ruling Awami League-led government as a positive sign so far, though they had not made any official reaction yet.
BNP standing committee members sit in an emergency meeting at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office on Tuesday evening.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, however, told reporters earlier that they would take decision in this regard after discussing with Khaleda Zia’s lawyers panel.