Dhaka – BNP and its associate bodies on Wednesday observed the 37th death anniversary of its founder and former President Ziaur Rahman across the country with holding various programmes.On May 30, 1981, Zia was assassinated by a cabal of army officers at Chattogram Circuit House. He founded BNP in 1978.
BNP standing committee members, led by its secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, together with party leaders and activists paid homage to Zia’s by placing wreaths at his grave at the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar around 10:30am, marking the day.
They also joined a munajat seeking the salvation of Zia’s departed soul.BNP standing committee members, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Abdul Moyeen Khan and Nazrul Islam Khan were, among others, present.
Leaders and activists of different units and associate bodies of the party also placed wreaths at Zia’s grave on the occasion.
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.
Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh (DAB) arranged a free medical camp at BNP’s Nayapaltan office while Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal arranged a photo exhibition at the Jatiya Press Club in observance of the day.
The party’s two city units were scheduled to distribute iftar items and clothes among the destitute at different parts of the capital on the occasion, but police reportedly foiled those programmes.The party’s all district, city and thana units also observed the day with various programmes.UNB