BNP stages hunger-strike for Khaleda

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PV Desk : Leaders and activists of BNP started observing a half-day hunger strike demanding unconditional release of their Chairperson Khaleda Zia convicted in a corruption case last week.

The aggrieved supporters launched the hunger strike through reciting verses from the Quran at 10:00am Wednesday (February 14), before the Jatiya Press Club. It is scheduled to continue till 4:00pm.

Meanwhile, BNP Standing committee members Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury and the leaders of BNP-led 20-party alliance and other associated bodies joined the hunger strike.

However, a Dhaka special court sentenced Khaleda Zia to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on February 8.