48-hour hartal from saturday

The BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance has called a countrywide 48-hour hartal from tomorrow morning protesting confinement of party chief Khaleda Zia and demanding cancellation of January 5 “farcical” election.

BNP Chairperson’s adviser Osman Faruq announced the programme at a press conference at his Gulshan residence.

He also said the ongoing nationwide nonstop blockade will also continue alongside the shutdown.