A faction of the Bangladesh Petrol Pump Owners Association (BPPOA) that called for a countrywide strike at filling stations has now called it off.

The leaders of the BPPOA faction, led by Syed Sazzadul Karim Kabul and Mizanur Rahman Ratan, president and secretary general respectively, announced the withdrawal of the strike following a meeting with the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) on Sunday evening, said Mir Md Aslam Uddin, deputy principal information officer (DPIO) of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources.

Earlier, this faction had announced the strike from a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity on August 27 placing 3-point demands.

They started an indefinite strike from this morning (September 03, 2023) to realise their three-point demands.

Their demands include raising commission on fuel sales to at least 7.5 percent, setting the tank-lorry economic life to 50 years, and issuing a gazette notification mentioning fuel traders as commission agents as per previous pledges.

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