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Dhaka Tribune

72-hour blockade from Saturday

Update : 05 Dec 2013, 07:56 PM

Even before the end of 131-hour blockade the 18-party alliance yesterday announced another 72-hour nationwide blockade demanding a non-partisan polls-time administration.

A senior leader said the blockade programme is likely to stretch until next Thursday to mount pressure on the government

The opposition combine called the blockade programme from Saturday 6pm to Tuesday 6pm, announced the party’s joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed through a video message.

“The rail, road and waterways blockade will continue from Saturday 6am to Tuesday 6am across the country. The blockade programme will be withdrawn as soon as the government accept the demand for a non-partisan government.” he said.

On Wednesday, Salahuddin said the opposition would enforce tougher programmes had their demands not been met by 5pm Thursday, which would mark the end of the ongoing 131-hour blockade. L

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