Hearing on plea of Jamaat to be expedited: AG

Staff Correspondent

18 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said on Sunday that he will take steps to expedite hearing on the appeal filed by Jamaat-e-Islami challenging cancellation of its registration.

He expressed his stance while talking to reporters at his office on the Supreme Court premises.

“The Prime Minister has rightly said the government can’t pass any executive order to ban Jamaat as long as its appeal is pending with the court. We’ll try to expedite hearing on it,” Mahbubey Alam said.

About the grim future of the anti-liberation party, he said that Jamaat may continue to run as an underground party as the Election Commission has scrapped its registration on the High Court’s order.

“The object of any political party is to contest elections and go to power. But, Jamaat is unable to contest any polls,” he added.

Jamaat leaders accused of war crimes will face trial and punishment even if the party apologises for crimes against humanity during the liberation war in 1971, he opined.

About a speculation that Jamaat may operate under new name, he said the same ideology-based politics by them will be rejected by the people of the country.