Bangladeshi government withdraws restriction on Hasina return
Apr 25, 2007 - 11:19:02 PM

Dhaka, April 25 - Bangladeshi caretaker government on Wednesday withdrew the restrictions on former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's return to the country, local news agency UNB reported.

A press note issued by Home Ministry Wednesday said the government issued a press note on April 18 following apprehensions aroused by recent statements and activities of Hasina, now abroad, and concerns for her 'personal security'.

The step was taken 'in public interest and as a special cautionary measure.'

'It was clearly stated in this - press note, issued by the Home Ministry, that the step was temporary,' says Wednesday's press note.

'In view of reports on the media and opinions of different quarters, government has decided to withdraw the previous step,' it said.

Hasina, President of Awami League -, Bangladesh's main political party, was scheduled to return home on April 23 ending her more than a month long private visit to the United States.

The caretaker government on April 18 imposed a ban on Sheikh Hasina's return to Bangladesh in apprehension of jeopardizing law and order, stability, public security and economic life.

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