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FBCCI urges to withdraw hartal

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Staff Reporter
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) on Saturday urged the parties concerned to withdraw hartal called for Sunday so that the countries economic activities remain unhurt.
“Any negative activities, including hartal, will have a negative impact on the country’s economy and image; and discourage foreign investment,” said the apex trade body in a statement.
It said a business and investment-friendly environment is now prevailing in the country and many countries, including Japan and China, are showing interest to invest in Bangladesh.
The trade body, however, urged the government to arrest the killers of Maulana Nurul Islam Faruqui without any delay and ensure their punishment.
Earlier in the day, Islami Chhatra Sena, the student associate body of Islamic Front Bangladesh, called an eight-hour countrywide hartal for Sunday demanding the arrest and punishment of the killers of Front leader Faruqui.
President of Islami Chhatra Sena Nurul Haq Chisti announced the hartal progamme at a press conference at the party office in the afternoon.
Unidentified miscreants slaughtered ‘Channel i’ program presenter Maulana Nurul Islam Faruqui at his residence in the city’s East Razabazar area on Wednesday night.
He was also a presidium member of Islamic Front, connected with Ahle Sunnat-al-Jamaat, and the Khatib of High Court Mazar mosque.