Khaleda to hold press conference Nov 18 on EC formation


Dhaka, November 14: BNP Chairperson and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia will hold a press conference on November 18 (Friday) on formation of the Election Commission (EC) and next national elections.

The press conference will be held at 4:00pm, said party sources.

The source said Khaleda, on behalf of the 20-party alliance, will propose a formula on the formation of the EC as tenure of the incumbent commission will expire in February next year.

Besides, Khaleda will also come up with a formula on how to hold a free, fair and inclusive national election.

She may also propose names of dignitaries, retired justice, members of civil society and politicians to form the election-time government, party insider said.

For forming the EC, she will propose for a search committee comprising of the members of civil society which will select the EC commissioners.