AL, allies express concern over attack on Zafar Iqbal

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:56, Mar 08,2018


Leaders of the partners of the Awami League led alliance on Thursday expressed concern over the attack on Shahjalal University of Science and Technology professor Muhammad Zafar Iqbal.

The AL led alliance will hold a rally at Central Shaheed Minar on March 20, Tuesday  protesting the attack on teacher and writer Zafar Iqbal.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the alliance held at Dhanmandi office of the AL presdient Sheikh Hasina with Samyabadi Dal general secretary Dilip Barua in the chair.

Zafar Iqbal faced an attack on Saturday while attending a departmental programme in his university campus in Sylhet.

His life was safe after attending treatments at Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka. 

Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, presidium member of the AL, expressed concern over the attack on Zafar and said that the activities of militant forces not ended so far.

He called on the government to take adequate steps to control the militant forces in the country.

After the meeting the spokesman  of the alliance and health minister Mohammad Nasim at a press briefing said that the Awami League led alliance would not allow any extremist activity in the country.

The alliance will hold a rally in the city on March 20, protesting attack on Zafar Iqbql.

Emerging from the meeting politburo member of the Workers Party of Bangladesh Quamrul Ahsan told New Age, that Sharif Nurul Ambia, proposed that the next general election should be inclusive.

Rashed Khan Menon, president of the Workers Party, expressed surprise over holding a meeting of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s standing committee while meeting their party chief Khaleda Zia in jail on Wednesday.

Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, organising secretary of the AL, said that the government should take more measures to control the price hikes of the essential commodities.

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