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PV Desk : The government today temporarily released imprisoned BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for a six-month period this afternoon, as she was being treated at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

Begum Zia came out in a wheel chair from the hospital, where she was being treated for some old age complications at around 4.15 pm. She directly reached her Gulshan residence at 5.16 pm by a private car from the BSMMU compound.

Senior party leaders including BNP’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir were present during the time and were seen struggling to keep away the party activists in view of the COVID-19 outbreak saying the social distancing was crucial for their 74-year-old ailing leader.