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Government's 'no' to Khaleda's treatment abroad

Published : Sunday, 9 May, 2021 at 4:34 PM  Count : 512

Government's 'no' to Khaleda's treatment abroad

Government's 'no' to Khaleda's treatment abroad


The government has turned down the plea of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's family seeking permission to take her abroad for treatment.

"There is no scope for Khaleda Zia's treatment abroad," said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan while talking to journalists at his Secretariat office on Sunday.

"We can't approve Khaleda family's plea.There is no judicial provision to let a convicted person to go abroad for treatment.  She will have to receive treatment at home," said the minister .

He also said that they will soon inform the BNP chief’s family about their decision.

Earlier in the day, the Law Ministry sent its opinion to the Home Ministry on the appeal filed by Khaleda Zia's family.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government freed Khaleda Zia from jail for six months through an executive order suspending her sentences on March 25 last year.

Khaleda Zia tested positive for Covid-19 on April 11 as eight people at her residence were infected with the virus. She underwent the second Covid-19 test on April 24 and her report was positive.

The BNP chief's medical board member Dr AZM Zahid Hossain early Sunday told media that Khaleda Zia finally tested negative for COVID-19 27 days after she had been infected with the deadly virus.

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