Dhaka, Dec. 2 -- Petrol station owners and workers have suspended an indefinite strike until Dec 15 after the government assured them of looking into their 15-point charter of demands.

At a meeting with Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation in Dhaka on Monday, the Bangladesh Petrol Pump and Lorry Tank Malik-Sramik Oikya Parishad and Jalani Tel Paribeshak Samity decided to halt the strike.

"We don't want people to suffer. We're convinced that our demands will be discussed at an inter-ministerial meeting on Dec 15. Until then, we've suspended the strike," Syed Sajjadul Karim, president of Fuel Oil Distributors Association of Bangladesh, told reporters after the meeting.

"The discussion was a very fruitful. Among their demands, BPC will deal w...