BNP announces 2-day mourning programme

Staff Correspondent

22 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BNP has announced a two-day nationwide mourning programme following the loss of a number of lives in a devastating fire in Chawkbazar area of old part of the city.

As per the announcement, the party will hold special prayers during Jummah prayer all over the country today and pray for eternal peace of the departed souls and quick recovery of the injured in the fire incident, said a press release on Thursday.

On the other hand, the party will observe Saturday as a mourning day around the country commemorating the victims of the fire incident. Party leaders and activists

will wear black badges on the day.

Meanwhile, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir blamed the government’s ‘mismanagement and irresponsibility’ for the loss of lives in the fire incident.

“We see that people are losing lives everywhere due to the government’s mismanagement and lack of responsibility.