Terming the US sanctions on Bangladesh RAB officials appropriate 'measures', Nurul said such sanction should have been imposed several years back.

About the appointments of lobbyist firms, he said Awami League engaged prime minister Sheikh Hasina's son and ICT adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy and appointed lobbyist firm in November 2004. BNP appointed lobbyist in 2007.

He said BNP cannot present the information and proof of harassments to the international community.

Nurul Haque said, "When we hold meetings with the international community, they said BNP cannot present information and evidence that the harassment and torture have been inflicted on them.

BNP vice chairman Major (retd) Hafiz Uddin Ahmed spoke as the chief guest while NDP chairman AK Abu Taher presided over it.