Khaleda Zia not allowed to go abroad on lame excuses: Fakhrul
Published : Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 at 11:03 PM Count : 229
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday said that the government did not allow Khaleda Zia to go abroad for medical treatment showing lame excuses and being afraid of her return to politics.
He was addressing a press conference held at the party chairperson's Gulshan office on Tuesday.
Fakhrul said Khaleda Zia's physical condition has improved slightly. She is breathing normally. However, there are complications in her heart and kidneys.
"Why are showing lame excuses over Khaleda Zia's permission to go abroad. Just tell us that you won't give permission. You don't have that kind of power," he said.
The senior BNP leader said that there is a misconception that the former prime minister will go abroad, will not return and still be involved in politics.
He added: "The government has set a bad precedent by not giving Khaleda Zia access to medical treatment outside the country."
Fakhrul said that the request to take their party chief abroad for better treatment was made by her family following the advice of her doctors as her condition is critical.
On Sunday, the Law Ministry had rejected the family's plea on legal grounds.
"There is no provision that permits a convict to go abroad for treatment," Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told reporters after receiving the law minister’s opinion on the matter. "It is not possible to do anything outside the law."