Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday urged BNP to shun all negative politics considering the global crisis caused by coronavirus outbreak.
“I expect BNP to help the government tackle coronavirus,” he said while speaking at a press conference at the secretariat.
Quader, also the Road, Transport and Bridges Minister, said the government has taken the decision to free BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia as her family submitted an appeal to the Home Ministry and the Law Ministry 10-11 days ago.
Responding to a question about the government’s earlier stance about Khaleda’s release claiming that it as a matter of court, he said Khaleda Zia is being released following the procedure after her family’s appeal. She is being released under sub section-1 of section 401 (1) of Criminal Code of Procedure (CrPC),