Matter of office
leaders and activists of the Bangladesh National Party were allowed to enter the party's central office in Dhaka after a 47-day shutdown. The Assistant Office Secretary of the BNP, Abdul Latif Jony, unlocked the office which was closed following the arrest of a top BNP leader. The development took place a day after the BNP Chief, Khaleda Zia called upon the government to free its party office and allow workers to carry out their political activities.
In an unprecedented raid on November 30, 2013, the police had arrested BNP Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed, who had been staying inside the office for over a month. Since then, the police had not allowed any BNP men to enter the premises and the office was cordoned off by law enforcers, forcing the BNP leaders to carry out their work from “underground”.