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Petrol reserves recovered during raids says Omar Ayub

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

11th Jun, 2020. 03:28 pm
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Omar Ayub

The Petrol crisis will be over in the next three days, said Federal Minister for Petroleum Omar Ayub on Thursday.

According to the details, federal minister was speaking to media outside the Peshawar High Court,

He said strict action will be taken against hoarders. He said the government has initiated action against those stocking petroleum reserves which led to an artificial shortage.

“This is the first time that action is being taken against this mafia,” said the federal minister.

Omar Ayub said that during raids, petrol reserves were recovered and cases registered against the culprits.

He alleged that the ‘mafia’ is not letting the people take relief from the subsidized petroleum prices, adding that the petrol demand has surged by 30%.

The Peshawar High Court held a 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.

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