BNP celebrates Tarique's birthday

BNP celebrates Tarique’s birthday


Dhaka – BNP and its associate bodies celebrated the 52nd birthday of their party senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman with various programmes.
Tarique, living in London for ‘treatment’ since 2008, was born on November 20, 1965. Flanked by party leaders and activists, Tarique’s mother and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia began the birthday celebrations by cutting a 52-pound cake at her Gulshan office as the clock struck 12:01 on Saturday night. UNB news agency reported
A good number of party activists thronged the Gulshan office on the occasion.
After cutting the cake, Khaleda phoned Tarique wishing him a happy birthday.
Later, she told her party leaders and activists, “I’ve talked to Tarique over phone and conveyed him your greetings. You please pray for him. He wished you all good luck.”
A munajat was offered seeking Tarique’s wellbeing.
BNP and its associate bodies chalked out various programmes to celebrate his birthday. The programmes include discussions, milad mahfils and free medical camp.
Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh (DAB), a BNP associate organisation, arranged a free health service from 9am to 2pm on the ground floor of the party’s Nayapaltan office. BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas inaugurated the programme from where around 400 people were given free health services and medicines.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir along with party senior leaders, including Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and Abdul Awal Mintoo, cut a cake at Dhaka city unit BNP’s office, marking the birthday.
Gayeshwar and BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also cut a cake at the BNP office arranged by Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal.
BNP arranged a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in the afternoon on the occasion.
The party and its associate bodies also celebrated the birthday across the country with different programmes.
BNP will also arrange a milad mahfil on the ground floor of its central office on Monday.
On September 11, 2008, eight days after his release from jail on bail, Tarique Rahman left for London for treatment relinquishing his party portfolio during the military-backed caretaker government.
Tarique, arrested on March 7, 2007, was freed from jail on bail on September 3, 2008. Tarique was made party’s senior vice-chairman to lead the BNP in the absence of his mother.


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