BNP on Saturday began collecting signatures from the citizenry, demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir launched the program at the party’s Nayapaltan central office in the morning.
The party's Standing Committee members and other senior leaders put their signatures on a form as part of the program.
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On Friday, they announced to hold a public rally in the city on February 22 to press home their demand.
BNP on Thursday announced another round of peaceful countrywide protest programs.
The programs include collecting signatures from the masses across the country on Saturday, submitting memoranda to all deputy commissioners on Sunday, and staging demonstrations in all district towns and metropolitan cities, except Dhaka, on Tuesday.
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A special court convicted former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on February 8 last. She was then sent to the old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.
As part of the programmes, the party observed a token hunger strike on Wednesday while formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Monday and staged a sit-in programme in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office on Tuesday.