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Khaleda pays homage to Zia on anniversary of death

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Dhaka-BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday paid homage to party founder and slain president Ziaur Rahman by placing a wreath at his grave, marking his 35th death anniversary.Khaleda Zia along with party leaders and activists placed the wreath at Zia’s grave at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital around 11:30am and offered fateha there.
She also joined a milad and doa mahfil there arranged by Jatiyatabadi Ulema Dal seeking salvation of the departed soul of her husband.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, BNP standing committee members, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman, ASM Hannan Shah, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, Mirza Abbas, Nazrul Islam Khan, vice chairmen Shah Moazzem Hossain, Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yousuf, Abdullah Al Noman, Selima Rahman, chairperson’s advisers Shamsuzzaman Dudu, Dr ZM Jahid, joint secretaries general Mahbubuddin Khokan and Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, were, among others, present. Leaders and activists of different units and associate bodies of the party also laid wreaths at Zia’s grave on the occasion.
Later, Khaleda distributed cooked food among the destitute at T&T ground near Manik Miah Avenue.
BNP sources said she is also scheduled to distribute food in different areas in the city, including Mohammadpur Town Hall, Dhanmondi, Kalabagan, Azimpur, Lalbagh, Bangsal, near Judge Court, Nayabazar, in front of High Court Mazar, Bijoynagar, Nayapaltan central office, Shantinagar, Shahjahanpur, Motijheel and Banglamotor.
BNP and its associate organisations chalked out a 15-day programme to observe the death anniversary amid various programmes, including holding discussions, wearing black badges, publishing posters and supplements in newspapers and distributing food among the destitute.
The party flag was hoisted at half-mast, while black flags hoisted at the party’s Nayapaltan central office and all other party offices across the country at 6am.
Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal arranged a photo exhibition on Ziaur Rahman at the Jatiya Press Club on the occasion. Ex-VC of Dhaka University Prof Emajuddin Ahmed inaugurated it.
On this day, May 30, 1981, Zia was assassinated by a group of army officers at Chittagong Circuit House. He founded the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in 1978.

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