No discussion with Quader over Khaleda parole: Fakhrul

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 13:23, Feb 18, 2020 | Updated : 13:24, Feb 18, 2020

The combination of file photos show BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul QuaderThe BNP has dismissed claims of discussing the release of its chief Khaleda Zia from jail on parole with the ruling party.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday (Feb 18), its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam said, “The family of BNP chairperson is dealing with the issue of filing an application for her release from jail. I had no discussion with [Awami League General Secretary] Obaidul Quader over the matter.”
He made the remark after paying homage to BNP founder Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e -Bangla Nagar in the capital.
On Friday, Obaidul Quader claimed that Mirza Fakhrul reached out to him over phone to seek the prime minister's intervention for Khaleda's release on parole.
“I had a discussion with Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on the release of Begum Khaleda Zia on parole over telephone. He (Fakhrul) requested me over phone to discuss the issue with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” the senior Awami League leader and a Cabinet member told a media call.