Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, the head of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, remains in jail on graft charges. She has refused a deal similar to one accorded to Sheikh Hasina to go abroad for medical treatment, calling it a political trap. But she has asked that her jailed sons be released.
Mrs. Zia said her party BNP would consider going to dialogue with the government if a "proper environment for elections" was created. Meanwhile, Home Affairs Adviser MA Matin said the matter of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's release from custody is "in process”. But the former prime minister will herself have to submit a petition to the government to that effect, the adviser clarified.
.Amir Khasru has more on the story.