BNP started a six-hour token hunger strike in the capital demanding its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail and her medical treatment.
The programme began at the auditorium of Institution of Engineers in Dhaka at 10:30am.
Leaders and activists of BNP joined the programme amid tight security.
The hunger strike is scheduled to end at 4:30pm.
BNP senior leaders, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir will address the programme.