Zia\'s 39th Death Anniv Observed
Govt relaxing lockdown ignoring public safety: Fakhrul
Published : Sunday, 31 May, 2020 at 12:00 AM Count : 163
Zia's 39th Death Anniv ObservedBNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged on Saturday that without considering public safety the government has irresponsibly decided to open offices, courts and public transport from May 31.
He has made the allegation on the occasion of the
39th death anniversary of BNP founder and former President Ziaur Rahman.
Expressing disappointment Mirza Fakhrul said, "During coronavirus pandemic period we have given a lot of advice and wanted to extend our helping hand to the government, in return they rebuked us."
Mirza Fakhrul said, "Experts, government technical and advisory committee has suggested to continue the lockdown to prevent spreading of the deadly coronaviurs around the country. But the government decision makers did not listen to anybody."
Stating that government has no relationship with the people, the BNP secretary general said the government cannot work for the welfare of the people. The wrong decision has put the nation in danger.
Following the 39th death anniversary of Ziaur Rahman BNP has been taken 12-day programme from May 30 to June 10.
On the first day of the programme BNP Standing Committee members Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Nazrul Islam Khan, Selima Rahman, Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku and party Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir have placed wreaths at Zia's grave at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar at 11:30am.
At that time, the leaders paid homage by wearing black badges on their chests, maintaining physical distance. Later, they prayed for the forgiveness of the soul of the late leader.
Beside, this BNP has hosted black flags and party flags were lowered at half-mast atop the offices of the party, including its Nayapaltan headquarters. The Dhaka North and South units of the party also distributed relief materials and clothes among the destitute at different points of the city.
Due to coronavirus pandemic this year BNP has avoided mass gatherings and arranged online discussion in the afternoon in memory of Zia.
BNP and its associate bodies arranged virtual discussions on Zia's activities, from June 1 to June 10 as part of the death anniversary programmes.
Ziaur Rahman, who has founded the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in 1978, was assassinated by a group of army officers at Chittagong Circuit House on May 30 in 1981.
Every year on this day, thousands of leaders and activists used to pay their respects by laying wreaths at Zia's grave. In this year due to the coronavirus pandemic the BNP standing committee decided not to have a large presence of party leaders and workers at the Samadhi premises in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the city.