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No march past at Parade Ground on Dec 16: Kamal

By BSS, Dhaka
08th-Nov-2018       
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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Wednesday said that march past would not be held at the National Parade Ground on December 16 this year due to the upcoming national election.  "Every year parade is held on December 16 at the National Parade Ground, but this the parade will not be held due to national election," he said this after a meeting on law and order on the occasion of the Victory Day celebration at the ministry conference room.
The minister said the programme of the victory day at the national parade ground has been cancelled but everything would be held on the Victory Day as per previous year.
Kamal said law enforcement agencies have been asked to boost up security measures on the occasion of the Victory Day.
Members of Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force usually join the Combined Military parade at the parade square. The President receives salam as part of the parade, while the Prime Minister, cabinet members, judges, chiefs of three services, parliament members, diplomats and invited foreign guests remain present on the Parade Ground.  The Home Minister said, "The National Memorial at Savar will be brought under close circuit television cameras' vigilance. The President, the Prime Minister and diplomats will be given the highest security on the day." Among others, Secretary of Public Security Division Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Secretary of Security Services Division Farid Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Javed Patwari, Director General of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Benazir Ahmed, Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Asaduzzaman Miah and officials concerned were present in the meeting.

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