Time Digital Report:Petrol pump owners today called for a symbolic strike on August 31 in demand of increased commission for selling fuel.
The owners also threatened stricter measures if their demands are not met.
MD Nazmul Huq, president of Bangladesh Petrol Pump Dealers, Distributors, Agents, and Owners' Association made the announcement during a press briefing at Dhaka Reporters' Unity Auditorium.
In the year 2013, commissions for selling octane and patrol were 4.75 percent, and for diesel, it was 3.22 percent, he said.
However, following the fuel price hike on August 5, the commissions have decreased to 3.78 and 2.56 percent respectively.
He demanded a seven percent commission for selling fuel.