Bangladeshi Chambers of Commerce and Industries has called upon the
National Committee on Protection of Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and
Ports to withdraw the strike that they have called on Monday. This apex body of
the business community in Bangladesh says that during this month of Ramadan
when people are preparing for the festival and are shopping around, the Strike
would cause much inconvenience.
In a statement the FBBCI says that they want that explorations of the
country’s natural resources and the allotments should be done utmost neutrally
The civic group called the hartal on Thursday, demanding cancellation of
Awami League-led alliance government’s plan to lease three offshore gas blocks
of the Bay of Bengal to international oil companies with an option for gas
However, the main opposition BNP supports Monday's
hartal called by the National Committee on Protection of Oil, Gas, Mineral
Resources, Power and Ports. The party said BNP won't support any agreement that
goes against the interest of the nation.