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Two vehicles set ablaze ahead of a countrywide strike (File Photo)

Capital, 9 other districts shutdown tomorrow

BNP led alliance enforces 24-hr strike protesting case against it’s party chief and remand of secy gen, report news agencies.

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a 24-hour hartal in the capital from 6:00am tomorrow and a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in nine districts including Dhaka protesting cases against BNP chief Khaleda Zia and remand of the party’s acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. The call for hartal in the capital came shortly after announcement of shutdown in the nine districts that did not have the city in its purview.
Fazlul Haque Milon, an organising secretary of BNP, in a press release this evening said they will enforce a 24-hour hartal in the capital city of Dhaka from 6:00am tomorrow.
Earlier in the afternoon, the BNP leader in another press release said the shutdown will be enforced from 6:00am tomorrow in Dhaka, Gazipur, Tangail, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Narayanganj, Narsingdi, Kishoreganj and Mymensingh.
He said the alliance will enforce the hartal on top of its ongoing countrywide nonstop blockade.
Khaleda and 31 other BNP-Jamaat leaders were sued on Sunday night for setting fire to a covered van in Chauddagram upazila of Comilla.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Commission has moved to revive the seven-year-old Global Agro Trade (Pvt) Co Ltd (Gatco) corruption case against the BNP chief.   A court yesterday for the first time placed Fakhrul on a three-day remand in a case filed for torching a vehicle of the public administration ministry on December 28 last year.

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