Dhaka, July 18, 2008 : Arafat Rahman, Bangladesh's detained former PM Khaleda Zia's youngest son was released on interim bail to facilitate his treatment abroad. According to home ministry officials, Arafat was granted eight weeks parole.
He was suffering from chronic respiratory complications. Arafat was arrested with his mother in September last year. They are facing corruption charges and trials by special courts under emergency power rules.