Jail authorities asked the family members of death-row war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman to meet him by 5pm.
Kamaruzzaman's lawyer Shishir Monir confirmed the news.
Earlier on Friday, state minister for home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said Kamaruzzaman’s execution will be held on Saturday.
The jail authority has completed all preparations to execute the verdict on Friday afternoon.
Security measures have been beefed up in and outside Dhaka Central Jail. But it has been relaxed around 9:00pm.
Senior jail super Forman Ali and civil sergeon and Lalbagh Zone DC Mofizuddin entered into jail around 7:00pm and left the place around 9:00pm.
After their departure, it became confirmed that the execution will not take place on Friday.