Khulna, July 24 (UNB) – BNP is set to hold a public rally here on Thursday demanding the release of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.
The rally, which is scheduled to begin at 2pm at Shaheed Hadis Park in the city, will be addressed by party senior leaders, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and five standing committee members, said party organising secretary Nazrul Islam Monju.
He said they have already completed their necessary preparations for making the rally a success.
Monju said it will be their party’s third divisional rally as it earlier held similar meetings in Barishal and Chattogram on July 18 and July 20 respectively demanding Khaleda’s release.
The BNP leader sought cooperation from the police and local administration in peacefully holding the rally.
He said the Khulna City Corporation and Khulna Metropolitan Police have already given them permission for arranging the rally.
On February 8, 2018, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was sent to jail as she was convicted in Zia Orphanage trust graft case. Later, she was also convicted in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.
She has been undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) since April 1 this year.