Jatiya Oikyafront has decided to stage a protest rally on February 8 in the capital, marking the second anniversary of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s imprisonment.
The decision came at a meeting of Jatiya Oikyafront steering committee yesterday with its convener Dr Kamal Hossain in the chair at his Motijheel chamber.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Gonoforum Presidium Member Advocate Mohsen Rashid announced the programme.
Reading out a written speech on behalf of Dr Kamal, Mohsen said their alliance will hold the rally at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) protesting Khaleda’s jailing.
He said their programme is also meant for pushing their demand for the release of BNP chairperson.
Mohsen said Oikyafront top leaders will address the programme that will begin at 11am.
On February 8, 2018, Khaleda was sent to Old Dhaka Central Jail after a lower court sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. The High Court later doubled her five-year jail term.