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Khoka's family to get travel permit if applies

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Staff Reporter :
State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has said in a post on his Facebook page on Sunday if the family of former Mayor of Dhaka City Corporation Sadeque Hossain Khoka applies for a 'travel permit' in New York, the Bangladesh mission will take necessary measures in this regard.
He also said, "As Khoka and his wife do not have passports, this is the only way for them to return home maintaining international means."
He said, travel permit is the only system internationally to return to own country from another country since Khoka and his wife do not have passports.
"I've conveyed the decision to our Consulate in New York," said the State Minister.
He said, there are cases against him and his wife and there could have been arrest warrants against them where of he was not sure of.
However, he came to know after talking to Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan that the matter would be considered on humanitarian ground.
Khoka has been undergoing treatment in a very critical condition at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York since October 18.
The BNP leader went to the USA in 2014 for treatment, but the validity of his passport expired in 2017.
Meanwhile, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir urged the government to take necessary steps so that ailing former Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka can return home from the USA.
Mirza Fakhrul said it at a dua mahfil seeking early recovery of Sadeque Hossain Khoka on Sunday Dhaka north city unit BNP arranged the program at the BNP Central Office at Nayapaltan.

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