Law ministry

the Ministry of Justice sends its opinion to the Ministry of the Interior

The Ministry of the Interior should transmit its assessment to the Prime Minister

TBS Report

December 27, 2021, 2:50 PM

Last modification: December 27, 2021, 9:53 PM

Justice Minister Anisul Huq. Photo: Collected

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Justice Minister Anisul Huq. Photo: Collected

The Ministry of Justice on Monday transmitted its opinion to the Ministry of the Interior on the request for treatment abroad of BNP President Khaleda Zia.

Justice Minister Anisul Huq briefed the media on developments, but refrained from disclosing the ministry’s opinion.

The Interior Ministry is expected to convey its assessment of the request to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The BNP said on December 20 that there had been no improvement in the health of its chairman Khaleda Zia, who is currently undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital.

Khaleda, a 76-year-old former prime minister, has been undergoing treatment since November 13 for various health complications, including arthritis.

Members of his medical board say Khaleda must immediately travel abroad for better treatment after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver.

On behalf of his family, Khaleda’s younger brother, Shamim Iskander, filed a request with the Interior Ministry on November 11, urging the government to allow him to travel abroad for better treatment.

The Ministry of Interior sent the request to the Ministry of Justice, seeking its opinion on the matter.

Justice Minister Anisul Huq recently said the government was looking for a legal option to allow Khaleda to seek treatment abroad.

The BNP leader landed in jail in February 2018 for the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. On October 30 of the same year, the High Court extended his sentence to 10 years, rejecting his appeal.

Following the Covid-19 epidemic, the government on March 25 last year granted him conditional provisional release at the request of his family. So far, his release period has been extended four times.

She still faces at least 36 ongoing cases.