Govt gives facilities to Khaleda as per law: Anisul

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Dhaka, Nov 20: Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today said the government has provided all facilities to convicted prisoner BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia as per the law.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has set an example by providing all possible facilities to the BNP chairperson as per the law. It should not be forgotten that Khaleda Zia has been convicted by the court,” he said while speaking virtually from Dhaka at an extended meeting of local Awami League leaders and activists of Akhaura of Brahmanbaria held Akhaura municipality on the occasion of union parishad elections.

If BNP wants to bring doctors from abroad for Khaleda Zia’s treatment, they can do that, he said, adding that the government has no reservation about it. But BNP must keep it in mind that the government would not do anything beyond the law, he added.

About the Akhaura union parishad elections, the law minister said elections must be held in a free and fair manner. If anyone tries to create any chaos during the elections, stern action will be taken against them, he added.

Upazila Awami League convener Principal (retd) Md Joynal Abedin presided over the meeting, which was attended, among others, by Akhaura municipality mayor Takjil Kholija Kazal, AL leaders Md Monir Hossain Babul, Selim Bhuiyan, Abdullah Bhuiyan Badal, Ataur Rahman Nazim and Abdul Momin Bablu.