Staff Reporter : British High Commissioner Robert Chatterton Dickson said on Wednesday his government would have no objection on granting visa to opposition BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for her treatment in the United Kingdom. There would be "no objection if she wants visa" as her close family members are living in the UK, the British High Commissioner said replying to a question, among other issues, in a talk held on web platform with Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh. The government on September 3 suspended sentences of former prime minister Khaleda Zia in two cases for six more months on conditions that she would not go abroad. "Her sentences have been suspended for six more months from September 25 on the previous condition that she would take treatment from home and would not go abroad," law minister Anisul Huq had said. Khaleda is now facing 37 cases, 33 of which were filed by the ruling Awami League government. She was granted interim bails in all but two cases related to Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust. Khaleda's eldest son Tarique Rahman and his family live in London since 2008. DCAB president Angur Nahar Monty moderated the session.
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