BNP Thursday said it got permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police DMP) to hold a rally in the capital on Friday demanding the release its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.
"We've got verbal permission from police to hold our scheduled rally in front of our Nayapaltan central office at 3:00pm on Friday," party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told UNB.
He hoped that the DMP authorities will also give them the written permission soon.
Rizvi said the DMP commissioner gave the permission when their party's delegation, led by party chairperson's adviser Abul Khair Bhuiyan, met him at his office.
He said their party and its associate bodies took all the necessary preparations for making the rally a success.
On July 15, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced that their party will stage demonstrations across the country, including the capital, on Friday demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail and her better treatment.
He said their programme is also meant for registering the party's protest against the government's 'inhuman' attitude towards Khaleda by keeping her in jail 'without treatment'.