Dhaka, Jan. 4 -- hour nationwide hartal from Saturday morning to protest the 12th parliamentary election to be held on Sunday.

With the announcement of the fresh programme of BNP, the 12th parliamentary election will be held amid the shutdown.

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BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the announcement at a virtual press briefing.

He said the hartal will begin at 6am on Saturday and end at 6am on Monday.

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