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Khaleda reschedules N'ganj visit

Her party claims the change is due to PM's meeting with families of the slain 7 on previous date

Staff Correspondent

Khaleda Zia last night rescheduled her visit to the family members of the seven slain victims of Narayanganj. She will now visit them tomorrow instead of May 14, since the latter date reportedly coincides with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's plan to meet the families, party sources said.
The BNP chief came up with the fresh schedule following her meeting with a delegation of Narayanganj district unit of BNP, led by its president Taimur Alam Khandaker, at her Gulshan office.
Deceased panel mayor Nazrul's father-in-law Shahidul Islam earlier told reporters that the premier had invited the family members to the Prime Minister's Office on May 14.
But last night he told The Daily Star that they were invited to the PMO today.
However, officials at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) could neither confirm the invitation nor the date.  
As BNP was denied permission to hold a rally in Narayanganj on May 14, the party on May 9 announced that its chief would visit the city on that date to commiserate with the family members.
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday criticised, what he claimed, the premier's invitation on May 14 to the family members for meeting her at the PMO, which coincides with Khaleda's pre-scheduled visit to the district.


Talking to reporters after offering prayers at Ziaur Rahman's grave in the city along with party activists, he demanded that the government form a three-member probe body headed by a retired chief justice to find the real perpetrators behind the killing.  
A retired cabinet secretary and a human rights activist will be the two other members of the body, he said. 

Published: 1:13 am Monday, May 12, 2014

Last modified: 7:57 pm Monday, May 12, 2014

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