ATTACK ON ZAFAR IQBAL

AL-led alliance concerned over attack

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:09, Mar 09,2018 | Updated: 01:03, Mar 09,2018

 
 

Leaders from the parties of the Awami League led alliance on Thursday expressed concern over the attack on Shahjalal University of Science and Technology teacher Muhammad Zafar Iqbal.
The alliance will hold a rally at Central Shaheed Minar and in the city on March 20 to protesting the attack on the teacher and writer.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the alliance, chaired by Samyabadi Dal general secretary Dilip Barua, held at the Dhanmondi-3 office of the AL president Sheikh Hasina.
Zafar Iqbal came under a knife attack on Saturday while attending a departmental programme at his university campus in Sylhet. He is undergoing treatment 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 had not ended till now.
He called on the government to take adequate steps to control militancy in the country.
After the meeting, spokesperson for the alliance and health minister Mohammad Nasim at a press briefing said that the Awami League led alliance would not allow any militant activities in the country.
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.
Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, organising secretary of the AL, said that the government should take more steps to control price hike of essentials.

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