DHAKA Petrol pump owners and workers today postponed
their ongoing strike after a meeting with the senior officials of Bangladesh
Petroleum Corporation (BPC) at BPC office in the capital.
Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, President of Bangladesh
Petrol Pump Owners' Association Sajjadur Karim Kabul announced the decision,
saying they postponed their strike as they do not want to see the suffering
He said the BPC officials assured them to discuss their demands at an
inter-ministerial meeting on December 15 next.
On Sunday, Petrol pumps owners and workers went on an indefinite work
abstention at all the petrol pumps of Rajshahi, Rangpur and Khulna divisions
to press home their 15-point demand.
The demands include increasing commission on fuel sale, stopping police
harassment of lorries carrying fuel on the roads, stopping extortion from
municipalities and dismiss the order to collect license for pumps from the
Department of Environment (DoE).
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)