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Khaleda Zia in Peshajibi Parishad convention

Update : 20 Oct 2013, 11:10 AM

Opposition chief Khaleda Zia attended the convention of pro-BNP platform Sammilito Peshajibi Parishad, which began amid restrictions in the capital on Sunday afternoon.

The programme began at 3pm, hours after Dhaka Metropolitan Police granted the group conditional permission to hold the programme.

BNP Chairperson and opposition chief Khaleda Zia reached the programme venue at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at 4:20pm.

She attended the programme as chief guest and planned to make a speech for the occasion.

Deputy Commissioner of Police in Tejgaon division, Biplob Kumar Sarkar, said permission for the convention was given on the grounds that the programme had to be completed by 6pm, no gatherings would take place outside the venue, and no slogans would be chanted.

Security had been heightened in the area since morning.

Earlier on Saturday, police called a ban on any forms of gathering inside the capital in wake over growing tensions regarding a probable political violence.

The ban, applicable for both indoor and outdoor programmes, was effective from 6am on Sunday, and will continue until further notification.

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