The High Court
ordered the government and Biman Bangladesh Airlines Tuesday to explain why
plans to resume Biman's New York flights should not be halted.
The bench of Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Moinul Islam Chowdhury
issued the rule nisi on a public interest petition filed by barrister Masud
Reza Sobhan on Nov 4.
The court ordered civil aviation and tourism secretary, Biman managing director
Md Zakiul Islam and chairman Jamaluddin Ahmed to submit explanations within the
next two weeks.
The petitioner, Sobhan, said, "The Biman authorities plan to re-introduce
the Dhaka-New York-Dhaka flight only for the uplift of our image abroad, in
spite of the fact that it incurred heavy losses in the past."