Abbasi links petrol crisis with high demand

Nov 30, -0001

ISLAMABAD: Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday linked prevailing petrol crisis in Punjab with surge in demand following significant cut in fuel prices in recent months.

Talking to media after a key meeting led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to review petrol shortage in the country’s largest province, Abbasi said that supply of petrol in the country has been increased by 30 percent.

“We have doubled petrol supply in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.”

He tendered an apology for inconvenience, saying that the prevailing crisis would end this week.

“It is responsibility of OGRA to supervise petrol reservoirs in the country,” the petroleum minister said.

To a query, he said the CNG stations were reopened in Lahore to provide some relief to commuters.

Giving good news, Abbasi said that Rs 5 per liter would be reduced in petrol price in upcoming month. –Samaa


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