The opposition BNP is set to hold a rally today (September 24) in front of the central office premises of the party located in Nayapaltan, the capital.
Dhaka City South and Dhaka City North BNP, will organise the rally around 2 pm while party Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir will be there as the chief guest.
The party will stage the rally demanding the release of their ailing party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, and her immediate access to advanced medical treatment abroad.
According to the party sources, Khaleda Zia has been battling various health issues, including arthritis, diabetes, kidney, and liver ailments, for an extended period.
She has been under medical care at Evercare Hospital in the capital since August 9th of the previous year. Her physical condition has deteriorated significantly, prompting her to transfer from a regular cabin to the critical care unit (CCU) just four days after admission. The medical board has strongly recommended sending her abroad for more comprehensive treatment, as the current treatment options available in the country are deemed insufficient.
Unfortunately, the government has not granted permission for her to travel abroad, sources added.
BDST: 1312 HRS, SEP 24, 2023