An Awami League leader recently called the former prime minister ‘irresponsible’ for not re-registering her connection by submitting biometric details.
Tarana was at a meeting with representatives of mobile-phone operators on Sunday when reporters asked her about the status of Khaleda’s SIMs.
“As far as I know, she has no SIM cards registered. Maybe she uses others’ phones to communicate.
“She did not register any SIM using the biometric method. If she had one, it’s probably deactivated by now.”
Meanwhile, BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said there was no question about the party chief registering because she does not own a cell phone.
“There are landlines in her home and office. She uses those to communicate.”
The prime minister, the heads of the armed forces, soldiers, ministers, state ministers, the parliament’s speaker, ICT advisor Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy and government secretaries have all completed the re-registration process, said Tarana.
The state minister herself stood in line at a customer care centre to submit her finger prints after the drive began in December last year.
Of the 132 million active SIMs, 116 million have been registered after the government threatened to cut off unregistered connections.