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AL has no objection over Khaleda Zia’s bail plea

  • Published at 06:15 pm June 17th, 2019
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Quader said the government believes in the judicial system's independence

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said the government will not interfere if the court accepts BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail plea.

“The Awami League government believes in the judicial system’s independence. The government has no objection if the court grants her (Khaleda) bail. It is the court’s decision,” said Quader.

He made the statement at a meeting of Awami League Dhaka north and south city units at Awami League central office on Monday.

Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, said: “A BNP lawmaker described the parliament as illegal, but BNP’s founding is illegal according to court’s verdict.”

Regarding other party members and activists, he said: “Do not misuse your power and position, and do not ignore party activists. Do not form pocket committees with opportunists. If you do so, then the Awami League will be ruined.”

Quader furthered: “We should follow in the steps our party president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. She always stood beside the destitute and the needy. Party members should be like her.”

 Awami League Organizing Secretary Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel, Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon Dhaka South city unit’s President Abul Hasnat were also present at the meeting.