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FBCCI urges Jamaat to withdraw hartal

Update : 05 Aug 2013, 06:54 AM

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) urged Bangladesh Jamaate-Islami in a statement on August 4 to withdraw its post-Eid 48-hour countrywide shutdown for the greater interest of the country's economy and peoples' safe return to their workplaces after Eid.

The trade body urged political parties to shun the path of conflicts and violence as frequent hartals and violent political activities are leading the country's economy to disaster.

Generally, Muslims celebrate Eid with festivity after a month-long fast, but the post-Eid hartal has created panic among them, as they must be able to return to their jobs after the Eid holiday, it said.

The FBCCI said frequent hartals also discourage foreign investment, casting a negative impact on the national growth.

Bangladesh Jamaate-Islami called the countrywide hartal for August 12 and 13 following a High Court verdict that declared its registration as a political party illegal.

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