BNP wants to release Khaleda with a new strategy

Staff Corespondent
18 August 2019, Sun
Published: 09:20 Updated: 01:58

BNP wants to release Khaleda with a new strategy

BNP has decided Khaleda Zia's  a new strategy on the treatment and release. BNP has decided to draw the attention of the international community to the issue of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release and proper treatment.

The general secretary of the party, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, said the two issues would be addressed to the international community.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir informed journalists about the decision after a meeting of its standing committee members at the party chairperson’s Gulshan office.

He said, “We’ve taken a decision to inform the democratic countries about the issue of our leader’s release and her health condition. We’ll also take necessary steps to bring it to the international community that she has been unfairly kept in jail.”

Fakhrul said, ''the ‘negative’ order of the apex court has strengthened their perception that the judiciary now cannot work independently.''

“The government is ‘regulating’ the judiciary. So, it has become a bit uncertain as to whether we’ll get justice,” he added.

On July 31 last, the High Court denied bail to Khaleda in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case in which she was sentenced to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment by a lower court.

Fakhrul said, “As the government doesn’t allow taking any programme in August, we’ll begin it on September 1 marking our founding anniversary.”

BNP held divisional rallies in Barishal, Chattogram and Khulna last month to mount pressure on the government to free Khaleda from jail.

The BNP leader said their meeting denounced the government’s failure and indifference to ensure the fair prices of the rawhides.

He said they also blamed the ruling party business syndicate for the drastic fall in the prices of rawhides. “They did it to destroy the leather industry. We urge the government to take immediate steps to save this industry.”

Apart from, BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Jamiruddin Sircar, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, Selima Rahman and Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku were present.