Meat traders on Friday said they will respond to the call of commerce minister Tofail Ahmed by holding a meeting with him on Sunday to realise their various demands.
Bangladesh Meat Traders Association (BMTA) secretary general Rabiul Alam at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters' Unity today said, "We will not float fresh programmes. We hope to realise our demands through the discussion".
He also threatened that they will go on a countrywide indefinite strike if their demands are not met at Sunday's planned meetings with the Commerce Ministry and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).
Meat traders started strike since last Monday to realise their 4-point demands including stopping collection of excess tax in the cattle market at Gabtali in Dhaka and removal of the chief executive officer in the North City Corporation.
Rabiul assured that the price of meat will go down Tk 400 per kg if all demands are met. If cattles are brought through legal channel from abroad, the price will go down Tk 300 per kg, he added.