Quader hints at more talks with CJ

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Aug 14,2017 | Updated: 00:01, Aug 14,2017

 
 

Ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said that he had a meeting with chief justice SK Sinha Satursday evening and would hold more talks with him on the Appellate Division verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution.
‘I have hold talks with him [chief justice] on the 16th amendment verdict and informed him about our party’s stance on the observations made in the verdict,’ Obaidul Quader said at a discussion in Dhaka marking the birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur.
Sammilita Krira Paribar, a platform of sports organisers, held the discussion at Skating Federation.
Obaidul Quader, also the road transport and bridges minster, said that he went to chief justice’s residence in Dhaka Saturday evening and had talks with him.
He, however, did not disclose his party’s stance on the observations of the Appellate Division. ‘I had a long discussion with the chief justice and we would hold more talks,’ he said.
‘I do not want to disclose the details but want to say that you would come to know everything at proper time,’ he said.
Obaidul Quader also said that he informed developments of the meeting to prime minister Sheikh Hasina over telephone.
Chaired by AL youth and sports secretary Harun-or-Rashid, advisory council member Mozaffer Hossain Paltu, organising secretaries Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, among others, spoke at the discussion.
Obaidul Quader made the comments when a strong debate was on centring the verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution which had empowered parliament to remove Supreme Court judges fo misconduct or incapacity. 

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