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Benapole transporters end strike

Transporters at Benapole ended their indefinite strike Wednesday evening after Jessore-1 MP Sheikh Afil Uddin assured them that their demands will be considered sympathetically.

They embarked on an indefinite strike to press their three-point demand, including the transfer of an official of the land port, in the morning.

Azim Uddin Gazi, general secretary of Benapole Transport Agency Owners Association, said they started the strike after talking with five organisations using the land port. "We called it off after getting assurance from MP Sheikh Afil Uddin."

Transporters demands include the removal of Mamun Kabir Tarafdar, deputy director of Benapole Land Port, the appointment of a skilled driver and a port without traffic congestion.

Mamun Tarafdar is involved in corruption, Azim said.

Meanwhile, the Federation of Bangladesh C and F Agent Association staged a protest at the port Tuesday to press their several-point demands.

SOURCE: UNITED NEWS OF BANGLADESH