BIRGUNJ: A joint struggle committee formed to pressure parties and government for making Birgunj the capital of Madhes province has warned of closing Birgunj customs from Friday. Birgunj is a major customs point through which petroleum products and other essential commodities are imported and exported. A meeting of the committee held at Maisthan on Thursday took the decision. Rajendra Bahadur Amatya of the committee said they took the decision to close the customs point to press the parties to pay heed to their demand. Representatives of different professional groups, organisations and political parties had participated in Thursday’s meeting of the committee.