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Fakhrul hopes govt will extend Begum Zia’s release

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BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has hoped that good sense would prevail upon the government to consider the application submitted by the party chief Begum Khaleda Zia’s family seeking an extension of her temporary release.

Fakhrul Islam made the remarks while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at party founder Mejor Ziaur Rahman’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar grave, marking the 42nd founding anniversary of BNP on Tuesday.

“We’ve always been saying Begum Khaleda Zia was convicted unfairly in false cases. She deserved bail, not punishment,” he said.

“We hope good sense will prevail upon the government to free Begum Khaleda Zia.”

On Monday, law minister Anisul Huq said the government would take the decision on extending BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s temporary release after considering her health condition and reviewing her family’s application.

On March 25 last, the 76-year-old BNP chief was released from jail for six months upon an executive order considering her age and humanitarian ground following an application by her family.

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