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Petrol pump owners call off strike in Sylhet

The strike called by the Petrol pump owners in Sylhet has been called off. They called off the strike on Saturday (December 26) on the assurance of the deputy commissioner.

Jobayer Ahmed Chowdhury, president of the Sylhet divisional committee of the Bangladesh Petroleum Dealers, Distributors Agents and Petrol Pump Owners Association, confirmed the matter.

He said, “The deputy commissioner has assured that he will solve the local problems himself.” He also assured that he would discuss the countrywide demands with the right authorities.

Incidentally, the Bangladesh Petroleum Dealers, Distributors Agents and Petrol Pump Owners Association had called for a strike from December 26 after the mobile court fined them.

The strike was called off after a meeting convened at the Sylhet Deputy Commissioner’s Office on Saturday (December 26th) at noon. The meeting was presided by Sylhet Deputy Commissioner M Kazi Emdadul Islam and was attended by Sylhet Metropolitan Awami League’s promising president Muktijoddha Masuk Uddin Ahmed, Sylhet District Awami League’s general secretary Nasir Uddin Khan and others.

Earlier, Bangladesh Petroleum Dealers, Distributors Agents and Petrol Pump Owners Association Sylhet called a strike demanding 6 points.

Their six-point includes the following demands:
To stop the supply of low quality petrol by the fuel oil marketing company and to supply high quality petrol to the Sylhet gas field as before. To control the quality of fuel oil, fuel oil testing labs have to be set up in every depot in Sylhet. Unjust and intentional harassment by various government agencies must be stopped. To ensure the presence of representatives of the association and representatives of oil marketing companies during the operation of petrol pumps by government departments.

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