All kinds of political activities have visibly come to a halt across the country with the lawmen starting enforcement of a complete ban on politics slapped by the interim government.
Turn-out of activists at the offices of different political parties, including the two major parties, BNP and Awami League, was almost nil on Saturday fearing raids by the law enforcers.
The Naya Paltan central office the Bangladesh Nationalist Party remained shut for most of the time. The BNP leadership has ordered restrictions on visit to the party office by the activists.
The Bangabandhu Avenue office of the Awami League also remained open for a few hours on the day, but there was no activity. In the district towns, police asked the leaders of almost all political parties to abide by the Emergency Power Rules that curtailed civil and political rights. Report reaching from some districts said that the police locked a number of offices of different political parties and took away keys.