Bangladesh, Sept. 21 -- BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Monday demanded the relaxation of government restriction on 'ailing' Khaleda Zia's treatment abroad on humanitarian and moral grounds.

"The issue of Khaleda Zia's advanced treatment is not only humane, but also a moral one, and the demand of people. As she (Khaleda) received treatment aboard in the past, she may need to go there again. An application had been put forward in this regard, but it has not been accepted," he said.

The BNP leader said, "On behalf of our party, I would like to say this ban (on leaving the country) should be relaxed so that she can go abroad for better treatment if she's in dire need of it."

Nazrul, a BNP standing committee member, made the demand ...