Khaleda’s jail term suspension extended for 6 months
The government has extended for six months its earlier order that suspended the jail term of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and released her from prison last year.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said this while briefing reporters at his Secretariat office this afternoon.
Khaleda Zia will receive treatment at home and she would not be able to go abroad, he said.
The former prime minister was released from prison on March 25 last year after she was in jail for 776 days.
The government through an executive order released her for six months which has been extended four times.
Khaleda's physicians said she was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, ophthalmological and dental complications.
Her family has long been seeking permission from government to allow her to go abroad for treatment.
However, Law Minister Anisul Huq on September 12 said she has to return to jail first to submit a new application seeking release on condition and permission to go abroad.