Khaleda to be allowed to go abroad if people want
Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia would be allowed to go abroad for treatment if the people of the country wanted so.
He made the comment while addressing a public meeting organised by Akhaura Awami League on the premises of the upazila parishad building.
The law minister said, "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government released Khaleda Zia [from jail] on humanitarian grounds on two conditions. She moved to her home. She is now living in a luxurious, comfortable house," he said, adding that she started demanding treatment abroad the day she was taken to hospital for Covid-19 treatment.
"If we can provide treatment to people in Bangladesh, then why would you go abroad?" he asked.
"You tell me whether Begum Zia needs to go abroad or not? If you say so, we will let her go abroad," the minister told the crowd.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government on March 25 last year freed Khaleda from jail for six months through an executive order suspending her jail sentences in two graft cases.
On August 27 last year, the government extended Khaleda's release period for six months. It was extended for another six months on March 15 this year.