>Govt mulls full lifting of ban on indoor politics

>Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday said the government is considering lifting restrictions on indoor politics countrywide and gradually relaxing the state of emergency depending on ‘needs and circumstances’.
Addressing the nation on the first anniversary of the caretaker government in office, he said his administration would soon move to open dialogue with political parties in line with the decision taken by the advisory council Thursday.
“I hope the political parties will capitalise on this situation to be democratic and free of corruption. The sooner it happens, the better,” said Fakhruddin. (Read The Daily Star article)
In his speech, he outlined various steps and achievements of the government since taking over on January 12 last year.
“We hope the government, Election Commission and the political parties will hold discussions between themselves to pave the way for an ascent to democracy,” he added.
Full text of CA address


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