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Dhaka CNG drivers to enforce 24hrs strike tomorrow

Sumel Sarker

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Dhaka CNG drivers to enforce 24hrs strike tomorrow

12 March 2016, Nirapad News: Dhaka district CNG-run Autorickshaw Drivers Union will enforce a 24-hour strike in the capital from 6am on Sunday to press home their demands.

The decision was taken at a meeting held at its Dhalpur office in the city with its president Md Rafique in the chair on Saturday morning.

The meeting decided to enforce the strike from 6am on Sunday to 6am on Monday to press home its 7-point demand, said general secretary of the organisation Md Kamal Ahmed.

He said the demands included immediate stop to random fine and jailing by the mobile courts over the last several months, immediate release of the drivers who have already been sent to jail by mobile courts, as well as withdrawal of cases filed against them and immediate distribution of more 5,000 CNG-run auto-rickshaws among the drivers as part of improving quality passenger service.

Among others, senior vice-president Md Omar Faruque, joint secretary Md Shamim and organizing secretary Nur Morsshed attended the meeting, Kamal Ahmed added.

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