Tarique Rahman submitted passport for asylum: Fakhrul | The Daily Star
01:21 PM, April 24, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:41 PM, April 24, 2018

Tarique submitted passport for asylum: Fakhrul

BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman submitted his passport to the United Kingdom for seeking asylum, the party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said today.

“Submitting passport is a necessary procedure for seeking asylum,” he said, drawing sharp criticism against “propaganda” that the BNP leader has surrendered his Bangladeshi nationality.

Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is speaking at a press conference at Nayapaltan on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Photo: Mohammad Al Masum Mollah
“It is clear from the statements of government representatives that Tarique Rahman is not safe in Bangladesh. That is why he has sought asylum in London,” Fakhrul said.

“UK authorities gave him travel permit after he submitted his passport. When he will return, he can apply back for his passport and obtain it,” he added, while speaking at a press conference at Nayapaltan.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam has sparked a row after he produced some documents claiming that Tarique had surrendered his Bangladeshi passport and gave up his nationality.

Tarique yesterday served a legal notice on the junior minister seeking proof within the next 10 days about the allegation.

BNP arranged the press conference today in response to Shahriar’s claims yesterday. They said it was a vindictive propaganda against the BNP leadership.

 

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