The court came up with the observation in line with Article 66 (2)(D) of the constitution.
It said, the convict can only run for candidacy after a five-year term after completion of the jail term.
The High Court bench of Justice Mohammad Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam passed the order while rejecting petitions filed by five BNP leaders seeking suspension of their conviction in graft cases.
Deputy Attorney General AKM Aminuddin Manik told media, the convicted BNP leaders cannot contest the upcoming parliamentary election.
Citing the order, Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan, ACC lawyer said, the observation bars BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from participating in the election.