Dhaka: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday expressed apprehensions that the recent militant attacks might leave devastating and far-reaching impacts for the country.
“None of the nation’s achievements will sustain if we fail to contain terrorism. So, we need to forge an anti-terrorism national unity irrespective of political identities without any further delay,” said Khaleda while addressing a media briefing at her Gulshan office.
Khaleda was briefing newsmen in the wake of Friday’s terrorist attack at a restaurant in capital’s diplomatic zone of Gulshan that left at least 28 people killed.
Khaleda strongly condemned the attack. She said that no person in a proper state of mind and in full conscience can ever commit such a crime. She also said that nothing would be achieved by conducting such terror attacks.
Khaleda pointed out that Islam is the religion of peace. This religion is strongly against the killing of innocent lives. Each and every human being is moved by such an attack during the month of Ranzan. She said, “ Not only a restaurant, but the whole Bangladesh stopped post the terror attack on Friday.”
A former prime minister, Khaleda also issued a warning that the authorities should not use terrorist attacks as a means to gag the opposition.