Thursday, February 12, 2015

British High Commissioner Robert Gibson meeting with Khaleda Zia

British High Commissioner Robert Gibson meeting with Khaleda Zia 

British High Commissioner Robert Gibson meeting with Khaleda Zia

Former Prime Minister & BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is holding a one-on-one meeting at her gulshan office, in Dhaka with British High Commissioner Robert Gibson.

This is the first meeting of BNP leader with a diplomat Robert Gibson’s since the agitation began since Jan 3,2015.

The black Land Cruiser carrying Robert Gibson entered the office around 5pm on Wednesday. Its mentioned that the main gate of gulshan Office had been closed since Jan 3, when Khaleda announced the transport blockade on Jan 5, the first anniversary of the last general election boycotted by her party and allies.

A pick-up truck blocking the gate was removed minutes before the British envoy had arrived. Is Emmergency coming in Bangladesh?

BNP chief’s Advisor Sabih Uddin Ahmed, her Press Secretary Maruf Kamal Khan and Special Assistant Shamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas welcomed Robert Gibson.
The BNP chairperson had been surrounded by police in her office since Jan 3 and on Jan 5, they prevented her from coming out to lead anti-government protests on the first anniversary of the last general election.

The non-stop nationwide transport blockade has left at least 60 people killed so far, most burnt to death in arson attacks.
The US, EU, UK and Canada have called for an immediate end to violence . India has left it to Bangladesh to resolve its own crisis.


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