Not PM’s authority to release prisoners: Hasan Mahmud

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 18:37, Feb 12, 2019 | Updated : 18:38, Feb 12, 2019

Hasan MahmudPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina does not have authority to release any prisoner let alone BNP chief Khaleda Zia, said Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud.
“It’s the court jurisdiction to release a prisoner,” he told the media on Tuesday (Feb 12) at his own offices at the Secretariat.
He added that Khaleda was serving term according to a court verdict and the government has no hand over her release.
Talking about BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and other leaders and workers’ demand for Khaleda’s release, he said, “Demanding her (Khaleda’s) release from the head of the government is the equivalent of to defying the court.”
“BNP and Jamaat are inseparable, as they hold similar political beliefs,” he said to a query on the matter.