PHC orders govt to ensure petrol supply at the earliest

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday ordered the federal government to ensure smooth supply of petrol at filling stations across Pakistan as soon as possible.
The court conducted hearing on a notice pertaining to petrol and wheat crisis in the country.
Omar Ayub also presented before the High Court, where Justice Qaiser Rashid asked about the government measures to mitigate the crisis.
The judge said that the petrol pumps are not taking care of the SOPs and ‘useless’ meetings are being held to discuss the situation.
The PHC judge continued that earlier people faced wheat crisis and now petrol shortage, telling the federal minister he was summoned so that the public can be given quick relief regarding the situation.
The minister told the court that the petrol companies have constituted a ‘mafia’ and creating the shortage.
The court ordered the federal minister to control the situation as soon as possible.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan in a meeting of the federal cabinet ordered maximum punitive action against those responsible for the artificial petrol shortage in Pakistan.
PM Imran had directed the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and Petroleum Division to take necessary action to ensure regular supplies within two to three days
Due to the reduction in the prices of petroleum products from the beginning of June, the public complained of a shortage of petrol supply at pumps across the country.
The shortage of petrol added to the misery of citizens across the country, including the residents of the financial hub of the country, Karachi.
According to reports, petrol pumps across the country have been facing a shortage of fuel supply.

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