JS plans to hold postponed spl session in Nov

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:12, Sep 21,2020


The Jatiya Sangsad is planning to hold the special session marking birth centenary of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in November.

On March 21, the two-day special session of the JS, scheduled to begin on March 22, was postponed amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

A meeting of the Parliament Secretariat chaired by its secretary Zafar Ahmed Khan on Sunday decided to hold the session on November 7, if the situation allows, said officials.

Chief whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury told New Age that he had heard about the secretariat’s plan to hold the session in November if the coronavirus situation improved by then.

President M Abdul Hamid postponed the special session in March in public interest to avoid people’s gatherings to prevent spread of the coronavirus infection.

The government earlier declared that this year was ‘Mujib Year’ beginning on March 17 to celebrate the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujib.

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