BNP Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan and AL General Secretary Abdul Jalil have wrapped up the fifth round of ongoing dialogue over electoral reforms.
Mahfuz Anam, editor of Daily Star in an interview with VOA said that he is glad that the dialogue is continuing but expressed concerns that the leaders of both the parties are abroad at such a critical time.
The talks are supposed to resume on September 23rd.
PM and BNP chief Khaleda Zia is now on a weeklong official visit to Saudi Arabia while Leader of the Opposition and AL chief Sheikh Hasina is in the USA. The two leaders are scheduled to return on October 21 and October 23.
Amir Khasru has more on the story.