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Khaleda lays wreath at Zia's grave

Update : 19 Jan 2016, 09:05 AM

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia along with senior party colleagues laid wreaths at the grave of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman to mark his 80th birth anniversary.

Khaleda reached the gravesite in the capital's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar at 11:45am.

After placing floral wreaths at her husband's grave, the BNP chairperson offered prayers for his departed soul.

Born on January 19, 1936, at Bagbari in Bogra, Zia became the country’s 7th president and formed the BNP. He was a sector commander during the Liberation War in 1971 and later became chief of the army.

Zia founded the BNP on September 1, 1978. He was assassinated in an army coup in Chittagong on May 30, 1981. 

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