Conflict of profit margins, Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) has announced a strike call as petrol pumps will shut down on November 25.
The strike has been called all over Pakistan. Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir petrol pumps will too be closed for petroleum supply.
The association demands a six % of margin in profits. The media reported that the government told PPDA that the margins will increase but it did not happen.
Earlier on November 5, a similar strike call of petrol pumps was given but later taken back as the government agreed upon the increase of six %. But nothing materialized.
Petrol pumps will cut the supply of petrol countrywide on November 25 at 6 am. Only ambulances will be able to get petrol from the stations.
However, Minister of Energy Hammad Azhar has tweeted that the federal government is “in touch with petroleum dealers association.”
After the tweet from the Minister of Energy, it is expected that the government and PPDA will reach an agreement and a strike call will be taken back.
Countrywide petrol supply cut off means almost the entire country will come to a halt. Citizens hope that a middle ground will be reached soon between the government and PPDA.
Meanwhile, Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has tweeted that the supply at their petrol pumps will continue as usual.