Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The main opposition BNP has launched a three-day mourning program from Thursday at the death of President Zillur Rahman.
“As part of the program, BNP today put the national and party flags at half-mast at all its offices, including the central office at Nayapaltan,” a BNP leader said on Thursday.
Besides, the party has postponed all its previously scheduled programs, including BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Bogra and Dinajpur visits from March 22, he added.
Earlier, on Wednesday, BNP postponed its Thursday’s dawn-to-dusk general strike, which was supposed to be enforced in five upazilas of Dhaka district, showing respect to the late President.
Khaleda also cancelled a programme scheduled to be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city on Thursday following the death of the President.
Wearing a black badge, the BNP chief went to Bangabhaban on Thursday afternoon and paid her last respect to late President Zillur Rahman.
Zillur Rahman, the 19th President of the country, passed away on Wednesday at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital at the age of 84.
On Wednesday, the government announced the three-day mourning for the President.
BBN/SSR/AD-21Mar13-9:56 pm (BST)