The Law Ministry has sent its recommendation to the Home Ministry on Sunday morning on the appeal filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's family seeking permission to take her abroad for medical treatment.
Dr. Md Rezaul Karim, public relation officer of the law ministry, said that the related file with law minister's signature was sent to home ministry in the morning.
Currently, Khaleda Zia's treatment in abroad is waiting for the decision of the Home Ministry. However, the opinion of the Law Ministry is yet to be cleared in this regard.
Khaleda Zia's younger brother Shamim Iskander submitted the application to Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal's house in Dhanmondi on 5 May. Later, it was sent to the Ministry of Law for their opinion.
Senior Joint Secretary to Law and Justice Division Md Golam Sarwar took the application from the Home Ministry to the law minister's residence in Banani on 6 May.
Khaleda Zia tested positive for Covid-19 test on 11 April, as eight people at her residence were found infected with the virus. She underwent the second Covid-19 test on April 24 and the report was positive again.
The BNP Chairperson was admitted to Evercare Hospital in the capital on 27 April for a brief period for a thorough health checkup, and continued to remain there as per the doctors' recommendation. Later, she was shifted from the hospital cabin to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) due to shortness of breath.
Finally, the BNP Chief Khaleda Zia finally tested negative for Covid-19, 27 days after she had been infected with the deadly virus.