In today`s (Wednesday) dialogue, BNP secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir demanded Begum Zia`s release before the election. He said the government should release Begum Zia. The Prime Minister said, " I have no authority in this regard. Since I did not arrest her, I have no power to release her either."
At the time Dr. Kamal Hossain said, if you apply for her bail and if the government does not oppose it, then Begum Zia can get bail. Then PM Hasina said, "Is bail available from the court in such way? Well, I don`t know, you are lawyers and you know better. But, in this case, the state party and Anti-Corruption Commission are the concerned authorities. And the Anti-Corruption Commission is an independent organization. So, do you want me to use the ACC in the same way that it was being used during the BNP-Jamaat alliance government?
PM then said that we can consider if you want Khaleda Zia`s parole. After the announcement of the election schedule, there will be no scope for parole also. Now just think the way you are talking about this matter is legitimate or not.