No outdoor programs after 5pm on Pahela Baishakh: Kamal


DHAKA, April 3, 2017 (BSS) – Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said the government has taken tight security measures across the country for smooth celebration of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year, which falls on April 14.

The authorities concerned were asked to refrain from arranging any cultural programme at open places after 5 pm on the day of Pahela Baishakh for security concern, he told reporters after attending a meeting on law and order situation ahead of the Bengali New Year’s day.

He said the government has placed a ban on more than one person riding on a motorbike on the day and asked not to carry bags on shoulder or hand for security concern on the day.

The meeting also decided not to allow more than one person on a motorcycle on the day, and urged all to refrain from carrying any bag, the minister said, adding that it was also decided to ban the use of any instrument that can create loud sound during ‘Mangal Shobhajatra’.