Hartal extended till 6am Friday
The BNP-led 20-party alliance has extended its countrywide hartal till 6:00am Friday to press home their demand for a fresh election under a non-party administration.
The announcement was made this afternoon through a press statement issued by BNP Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed.
This is for the fifth time the alliance has extended its 72-hour hartal to 120 hours since February 1.
The hartal is going on alongside the 20-party’s nonstop countrywide transport blockade.
Besides, the alliance will stage demonstrations in all divisional cities, district towns, upazila headquarters and municipalities across the country on Thursday.
The continuous shutdowns forced the authorities concerned to take the Secondary Scholl Certificate (SSC) exams on revised dates.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia announced the blockade for an indefinite period on January 5 after having failed to come out of her Gulshan office to join a planned rally of the 20-party alliance.