Oil Tankers Association postpones strike
ISLAMABAD: Petroleum Division says that the Oil Tankers Association has postponed the strike. The Oil Tankers Association has been assured to convey their legitimate demands to the concerned agencies.
According to reports, a delegation of the Coal Tankers Association will meet on July 20 at the Petroleum Division. A spokesman for the Petroleum Division said that the concerned persons were trying to ensure the delivery of petroleum products.
On the other hand, the officials of the Oil Tankers Contractors Association said that the strike will not end till a written evidence is presented of the demands being accepted.
The strike of oil tanker contractors’ associations in Karachi continues for the second day. Oil supplies across the country, including airports, petrol pumps, and oil refineries, are completely cut off.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Special Assistant for Petroleum had called a delegation of the Oil Tankers Association for talks.
According to sources, additional income tax, provincial services sales tax, and increase in toll tax will be discussed in the talks while implementation of Sindh High Court decision and ban on commercial loading will also be considered in the talks. ۔
It is to be noted that the oil tankers contractors had announced an indefinite strike two days ago. Abid Afridi, president of the Oil Tankers Contractors Association, said in this regard that our problems are not being solved.
He said that increase in income tax is not acceptable in any case. During the strike, the oil will not be supplied to any sector including airplanes and petrol pumps.