British govt has no objection to issue visa to Begum Zia

News Desk
30 September 2020, Wed
Published: 06:20

British govt has no objection to issue visa to Begum Zia

British High Commissioner Robert Chatterton Dickson has said on Wednesday that his government would have no objection on granting visa to opposition BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia for her treatment in the United Kingdom.

There would be 'no objection if she wants visa' as her close family members are living in the UK, the British High Commissioner said replying to a question, among other issues, in a talk held on web platform with Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh.

The government on September 3 suspended sentences of former prime minister Begum Zia in two cases for six more months on conditions that she would not go abroad.

On the other hand, law minister Anisul Huq had said that her (Begum Zia) sentences have been suspended for six more months from September 25 on the previous condition that she would take treatment from home and would not go abroad.

BNP chairperson is now facing 37 cases, 33 of which were filed by the ruling Awami League government.