Banks under Dhaka-5, Naogaon-6 to remain closed on October 17 for by-polls: BB
08:20 PM, October 14, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:35 PM, October 14, 2020

Banks under Dhaka-5, Naogaon-6 to remain closed on Oct 17 for by-polls: BB

The local branches of scheduled banks will remain closed on October 17 (Saturday) in areas under Naogaon- 6 and Dhaka-5 parliamentary seats which will go to by-polls.

The Dhaka-5 area covers the wards 48-50 and 60-70 under the Dhaka South City Corporation (DNCC).

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The decision was taken in compliance with the demand of the Election Commission, said a Bangladesh Bank circular.

It mentioned that the Ministry of Public Administration has declared a general holiday in the areas for the by-polls, while it is also a weekly holiday.

"Local officials of any bank won't be allowed to keep those open in the areas on the day, not even under any special arrangement," the central bank said.

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