Progressive Democratic Party (Bangladesh)

The Progressive Democratic Party (Bengali: প্রগতিশীল গণতান্ত্রিক দল) is a newly established democratic party in Bangladesh. It is popularly known as the PDP. This party was launched on 21 June 2007 though a press conference, as soon as limited indoor political activity was allowed, although open politics was prohibited at that time as the country was still under a state of emergency.[2]

Progressive Democratic Party

প্রগতিশীল গণতান্ত্রিক দল
FounderFerdous Ahmed Qureshi
Founded21 June 2007
Headquarters8/4-A, Topkhana Road, Dhaka-1000[1]
Seats in Jatyo Shangshad
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The founder and president of the party, Ferdous Ahmed Qureshi, died at the end of August 2020.[3] The Bangladesh Election Commission cancelled the party's registration in November of that year for not having a functioning central committee or sufficient offices at district and lower levels to maintain registration.[4]


  1. ^ নিবন্ধিত দলসমূহ [Registered parties]. Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 1 August 2020.
  2. ^ Prothom Alo, 21 July 2007
  3. ^ "PDP chairman Ferdous Ahmed Qureshi no more". Prothom Alo. 31 August 2020.
  4. ^ "EC revokes Progressive Democratic Party's registration". The Daily Star. 29 November 2020.