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Law Minister sends opinion to home ministry on Khaleda Zia’s foreign treatment

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  • 27th December, 2021 07:58:01 PM
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Law Minister sends opinion to home ministry on Khaleda Zia’s foreign treatment

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Law Minister Anisul Huq has sent his opinion to the home ministry on an application filed by family members of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking permission to take her abroad for better treatment.

He confirmed the development while addressing journalists at his office at the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs on Monday.

Anisul Huq also said he sent the opinion on the application to the Ministry of Home Affairs. 

However, he did not disclose details of the opinion as the file will be sent to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

“It is not appropriate to disclose the opinion. It is secret and sensitive matter. The file will go to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Every detail will be available in future,” he said.

Earlier, on November 18, Anisul Huq said there was no legal scope in the present situation to allow ailing BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to go abroad.

He made the comment following a demand of BNP lawmaker from Bogura-6 constituency Gulam Mohammad Siraj in Parliament on point-of-order for allowing Khaleda Zia to go abroad for medical purpose.

Law minister, on November 16, said the government will consider Khaleda Zia’s appeal to go abroad for medical treatment if she makes a fresh petition from jail.

On November 23, a delegation of pro-BNP lawyers submitted a memorandum to the law minister seeking the government’s permission to send ailing Khaleda abroad.

Led by advocate Fazlur Rahman, member secretary of Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum (BJAF), the delegation met the law minister at his secretariat office and submitted the memorandum.

Shamim Iskandar, younger brother of Khaleda Zia, handed an application to Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on May 5 night.

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been admitted to Evercare Hospital in the capital since November 13. He is allegedly suffering from liver cirrhosis and other critical diseases.