Must go to jail before seeking permission
Application filed on September 25
Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday rejected the application filed for requesting BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s overseas treatment.
The minister said Khaleda Zia must go to jail before she can go abroad for medical treatment.
He rejected the application at the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also said Khaleda Zia must go back to prison before seeking approval for treatment abroad.
She made the statement during an interview with Voice of America journalist Satarupa Barua, which aired on Saturday.
“They must seek court permission through an application to take her abroad. She can go [abroad] if the court permits her.
“We cannot intervene in court proceedings. My role as prime minister is limited to suspending her jail sentence on humanitarian grounds and granting her permission to remain at home,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina added.
On September 25, Khaleda Zia’s younger brother Shamim Iskander met Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and filed an application to send the BNP chief abroad for treatment.
The Ministry of Home Affairs then sent the application to the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.
Source: Dhaka Tribune.