Quader urges BNP to help govt tackle coronavirus
Published : Friday, 27 March, 2020 at 12:00 AM Count : 135
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday urged BNP to shun negative politics and play a positive role in tackling the coronavirus crisis.
"We are hopeful that the BNP would play a positive role with the government by shunning their negative politics in facing the global and local corona virus situation," he told a press conference in his ministry's conference room.
Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, urged the BNP to choose a common path with the government to tide over the present crisis.
Referring to suspension of Khaleda Zia's sentence, he said, "The Prime Minister has set a unique example of generosity and far-sighted leadership by taking step to release Khaleda Zia from imprisonment."
Considering her [Khaleda Zia's] age and illness, Quader said the Prime Minister has suspended her sentence for six months as per section 401 (1) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).