Publish: 12 Feb 2020, 06:51 pm
BNP will carry out a march in the capital on Saturday as part of the countrywide protest program of the party demanding the release of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia from prison.
The decision was taken at a joint conference of BNP at the Nayapaltan central office of the group with its affiliate bodies.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir revealed the plan in a press conference following the meeting.
He said Saturday they're going to bring out the procession from their central office in Nayapaltan at 2 pm and it's going to end at the Jatiya Press Club.
Asked if they received police approval for their scheduled procession, Fakhrul said, "To conduct such a program no permission is needed. We'll just let them know about the project."
He called upon people to make their program success with their spontaneous participation.
“We urge people to take part in the procession to register their protest in a peaceful manner, and thus accelerate the process of our leaders’ (Khaleda’s) release from jail,” the BNP leader said.
Fakhrul announced earlier on February 8 that their group would be conducting demonstrations across the country on Saturday to press for their demand to have Khaleda released.
Khaleda has been in prison since she was accused of wrongdoing on 8 February 2018 in the Zia Orphanage Trust trial. She was found guilty in the same year in another corruption case, but her party claims all proceedings are politically motivated.
The BNP chief has been receiving treatment at the BSMMU since April 1 last year.