Staff Correspondent: Attorney General (AG) Mahbubey Alam said initiatives will be taken soon to start hearing the appeal of Jamaat-e-Islami against the High Court verdict that scrapped its registration as a political party.
The attorney general said this while replying to a query of journalists at a press briefing held at his office on Sunday.
“Prime Minister recently rightly said as the appeal is pending with the Appellate Division, executive order is not being able to be passed in this regard. We will try to hold hearing of the matter soon,” the chief state counsel said.
The trial of war criminals will continue, the attorney general said, adding “It does not matter whether they seek apology or not.”
“What is the main aim of a political party? Go to power, right? They have to take part in election to go to power. If the party has no ‘license’ whatever, how come they will take part in election? The party that is willing to do politics with the approval of the Election Commission is called underground party,” the AG further said.
risingbd/Dhaka/Feb 17, 2019/Mahidi/AI