Dar denies finance ministry behind petrol crisis

Nov 30, -0001

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday vehemently denied that his ministry was responsible for the petrol crisis in Punjab and KPK.

“We have no business with PSO (Pakistan State Oil)…the finance ministry doesn’t owe a single penny to PSO as of now,” he said while addressing a press conference ahead of a crucial meeting on petrol crisis to be chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

He said that it was the responsibility of the Ministry of Water and Power to recover its dues and make payments to the PSO, adding the finance ministry steps in wherever its help is sought.

Dar’s remarks came following earlier reports that Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi put the blame squarely on the Ministry of Finance for the crisis.

He said that he did not want to get involved in any blame game, adding that the prime minister is chairing a meeting later on to find out who is responsible. – Samaa

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