Update March 15, 2021

Dhaka 2-18 am, 19-April, 2021

PM approves Khaleda Zia’s extension on jail sentence suspension

Mirajul Moin Joy

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s jail sentence suspension has been extended for next six months. But she will not be permitted to travel foreign countries during this time.

Confirming the matter on Monday, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Prime Minister approved the prayer.

As per the order, the BNP chief will be released on condition to receive treatment inside the country. But she will not be allowed to go abroad during this period.

On March 4 last, the Home Minister told reporters at the Secretariat that “Khaleda Zia’s brother Shamim Iskandar filed the appeal on March 2 seeking extension on the stay of his sister’s sentence where he also urged to waive her punishment”.

The government on September 15 last year extended for six months its earlier order that suspended the jail sentence of Khaleda Zia and released her from jail. The home ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard on September 15.

The notification said Khaleda will receive treatment at home and she cannot go abroad during this period.

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