Khaleda’s release extended for 6 more months



BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s temporary release period has been extended for six more months.

The Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notification on Tuesday in this regard after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina responded to the plea.

Earlier, Khaleda Zia’s family has appealed to the government to extend her stay out of jail to ensure her proper medical treatment.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday afternoon told media that the Prime Minister has accepted the plea.

“Khaleda Zia’s temporary release has been extended on previous conditions that she would not go abroad and to take treatment at her Gulshan residence,” said the minister

On September 3, the Law Ministry put forward a recommendation saying there was no bar to extend Khaleda’s release for six months more.

The executive order for her release was passed on two conditions. These are: Khaleda would not go abroad and to take treatment at her Gulshan residence.

On March 25, Khaleda Zia was released from jail on humanitarian ground following appeal by her family members.

On February 8, 2018, a special court convicted Khaleda and awarded her five years’ imprisonment in Zia Charritable Trust graft case.

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