The Supreme Court yesterday stayed a High Court order that asked the government to reissue the passport of BNP leader Shamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas.
Chamber Judge of Appellate Division of the SC Justice Md Nuruzzaman passed the order following a petition filed by the government recently.
Now, the government does not need to reissue the passport for Shimul Biswas, following the stay order, Deputy Attorney General Amit Takulder told The Daily Star.
He said the HC on August 29 ordered the authorities concerned to reissue the passport of Shimul Biswas, special assistant to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, as his passport was lost.
The government in the petition said it reissues a passport if there is any error in it. But this is not such a case, he said.