The fifth session of the current parliament began this afternoon amid the ongoing nationwide blockade by the BNP-led 20-party alliance.
To finalise the duration of the JS session, the parliament business advisory committee sat in a meeting around 3:00pm today.
President Abdul Hamid started his opening address around 4:35pm at the first JS session of the New Year.
The president delivered his speech based on government activities highlighting development works.
A bill related to the control of formalin is likely to be passed during the fifth session.