Dhaka, Sept 2 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia can be freed from jail either by the court or through presidential clemency.
“The government has nothing to do with it…she (Khaleda) has either to go to court or seek clemency from the President,” Hasina said replying to a question over BNP’s demand for Khaleda’s release. The Prime Minister said this while addressing a press conference at her official residence
Ganobhaban over the outcomes of her just-concluded visit to Nepal for attending the 4th Bimstec summit.
On Saturday, BNP leaders at a rally in front of its Nayapaltan central office demanded the government release their chairperson Khaleda Zia to ensure the party’s participation in the next polls.
About Rohingya issue, the Prime Minister said Myanmar has committed a horrible thing by carrying out falsehood releasing fake photos in social media over the Rohingya issue.
“They’ve committed a terrible work. They’ve tarnished their own image with this,” she said.
The Prime Minister visited Nepal on August 30 and 31 to attend the two-day summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec), a seven-nation economic bloc of South Asia and South East Asia.
The seven Bimstec member states are Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand,
Bhutan, and Nepal. – UNB