Hanif shows two ways

Special Correspondent

21 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Awami League acting general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif on said there are two ways to free Khaleda Zia from jail.

“She is not in jail on political grounds. As she is a convict, she must be freed in accordance with the law of the land. Or she may be released if she is granted presidential clemency,” he said.

He also claimed that the issue of Khaleda Zia’s release has no relation with their (lawmakers-elect) joining the parliament.

He was addressing reporters at a briefing at party president Sheikh Hasina’s political office in Dhanmondi after the party’s secretary-level meeting.

BNP chief Khaleda Zia has been serving jail term in two separate corruption charges.  The BNP alleges that the government has created obstacles in the way of Khaleda’s getting bail.

Senior leaders, including Dipu Moni, Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman, among others, were present at the briefing.