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Minister: Govt in talks with UK for Tarique's extradition

  • BNP only goes to foreigners, accuses Hasan Mahmud
  • Case against Tarique filed by caretaker government of BNP's choice
Update : 03 Aug 2023, 08:08 PM

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Thursday said the government held discussions with the British government for BNP Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman’s extradition.

"BNP has no faith in anything in the law and court, they do not care about anything, only go to foreigners frequently,” the minister said while responding to BNP's reaction after the verdict.

“However, we don't go to foreigners; foreigners come to us if they need to,” Dr Hasan Mahmud said while talking to journalists at the Secretariat on Thursday.

He added the verdict against Tarique Rahman and his wife Zubaida Rahman in a case over amassing illegal wealth has been delivered following the normal process.

“Our government did not file this case. The case was filed by the caretaker government of BNP's choice. If our government was vindictive, we would have filed the case, and we wouldn't have to wait 14 years for a verdict, the verdict would have been delivered much earlier,” Hasan Mahmud, also Awami League Joint General Secretary, said.

He added: “BNP held a press conference over the verdict. They have announced programs today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday). But this case was not filed during our government. The case was filed during the previous caretaker government when Yazuddin was made president by Khaleda Zia,” said the minister.

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