Begum Zia can be released only in legal way: Hasan


DHAKA, June 19, 2019 (BSS) – Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today
said legal system is the only way to release BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda
Zia from the prison.

“Begum Zia is in prison after being convicted in a graft case and her
release would not be possible through movement as it is the only court that
can release her,” he told reporters after attending a function at North South
University Campus (NSU) in city’s Bashundhara area.

Dr Hasan, also Awami League publicity and publication secretary, said
BNP always gives threat that they will wage movement, but the countrymen
don’t know when they will go for such movement. “I want to urge them not to
make those funny talks anymore,” he added.

He said Begum Zia has already got bail in some cases. So, there is no
other ways to release her as the court will decide whether she will be
released or not, the minister added.

NSU organized the function for celebrating the ranking success as
Bangladesh’s top private university.

Urging students learn how to dream, Hasan said dream is must for a human
being. Otherwise none can move ahead, he said, adding that there will be
needed efforts to make the dream true.

“If you don’t give efforts then your dream would not become true,” he
said. The minister also urged the students to nourish dream not only for
themselves but also for the society as well.

DR Hasan urged the private universities authorities to give more
scholarships to the meritorious students.

Former lawmaker and Chairman of the Board of Trustee of NSU MA Hashem
was present in the function as special guest.