Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is monitoring the situation evolving in the country following the fuel price hike.
Obaidul Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, made the remarks at a briefing at his official residence in the morning.
“The government has re-fixed the prices of diesel and kerosene following the price hike on the international market and to prevent fuel smuggling to neighboring countries,” he said.
Quader, however, said the government always considers the issues of public interest with utmost importance.
The minister said a meeting of the BRTA fare rescheduling committee will be held on Sunday. Representatives of transport owners, workers and other stakeholders will join the meeting as efforts will continue to keep the additional pressure on people at a tolerable level.
Quader warned that all, including the agencies concerned of the government should remain vigilant so that no one can raise the prices of goods and transport fares on the pretext of price adjustment.
The Awami League general secretary renewed his call to the transport owners and labour leaders to call off the transport strike considering the sufferings of people, including examinees and job seekers.