As a result the decision of the commission declaring Zayed Khan as the general secretary of the film artistes' association will remain valid.

Speaking to Prothom Alo, Zayed Khan's lawyer Ahsanul Karim said Zayed Khan was declared the general secretary in the election of the Bangladesh Film Artistes Association.

Following the High Court verdict, the decision will remain valid, the lawyer said adding the appeal board's decision declaring Nipun Akhter general secretary has been declared illegal. Zayed Khan will discharge duties as the general secretary.

Meanwhile, Nipun Akhter's lawyer Mustafizur Rahman said they would appeal against the verdict.