The BNP has urged its activists and supporters not to crowd the BSMMU Hospital, where Chairperson Khaleda Zia is receiving treatment or wherever she will be taken after her release from prison.
Its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the call in front of the media on Tuesday after a meeting of the party's policymaking National Standing Commiitte.
Earlier in the day, the government said it decided to conditionally release Khaleda, suspending her conviction for six months.
"One of the conditions for Khaleda Zia's release is that she cannot go abroad for treatment. We will decide on the matter after speaking to the doctors treating her.
"We will take the next course of action as per the acting chairman's instructions and following a meeting of the BNP Standing Committee," media reports quoted him saying.
The BNP chief has been in prison since February 2018 when was convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. She was found guilty in a second corruption case later the same year on charges which her party claims to ‘politically motivated’.
The former prime minister has been receiving treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka since April 2019.