ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that government will over come the fuel shortage in Pakistan in the end of this week.
Shahi Khaqan Abbasi said that fuel shortage occurs in Pakistan due to the big cut in the prices of petroleum products. He also clarified that there is no connection between the fuel shortage and economic situation of Pakistan.
Government is trying to full fill the requirement of petrol in Pakistan. He admits that his ministry is responsible fuel crises in Pakistan.
The steps are under way to ensure such fuel shortages may not recur in future, informed Abbasi.
The minister said: “We are ashamed due to the fuel shortage and hardships faced by people.” Abbasi added that CNG stations in Lahore and Karachi had again been opened.
He appealed people not to panic as the crisis was about to be resolved. He told that a committee had been formed to fix responsibility about negligent persons behind the fuel shortage.
He informed that supply of petrol had now been decided to be taken to 15,600 tonnes. The minister told that supply of fuel had now been increased in Punjab, and assured that no more such crisis will again emerge in the province.
He said responsibility to buy fuel lies with Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra).
Earlier,Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday stated that those involved in petrol crisis will not be spared.
The Prime Minister gave these remarks while chairing a meeting to discuss petrol shortage in Punjab. Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqqan Abbasi will brief the meeting about the supply situation.
On the occasion, the premier said that people had to face serious difficulties due to fuel shortage and action will be taken against the persons responsible for the crisis.
PM Nawaz on Sunday ordered an inquiry into the crisis that began a week ago.
After returning from Saudi Arabia on Saturday, he fired four officials, including Abid Saeed, petroleum secretary, his deputy Naeem Malik and Amjad Janjua, the state oil chief.
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