Private petroleum companies in Balochistan have stopped the supply of petrol to provincial pumps leading to a shortage.
According to Sardar Qayamuddin Agha, president of the Balochistan Petroleum Association, the commodity is only supplied by Pakistan State Oil company.
“There are more than 250 registered petrol pumps in Balochistan that have a capacity to store around 25,000 liters of petrol,” he said. Presently, however, only 10,000l of petrol was being supplied.
Agha has asked the federal government to notify the companies and ensure that the supply is released as a shortage created residents’ problems.
Pumps in other parts of the country such as Charsadda also saw a shortage of the commodity. People have complained they couldn’t buy gas for two days.
Pump owners blamed this on a supply shortage.
The government cut on Sunday (May 31) prices of petroleum products by as much as Rs11.88 per litre. Now one liter of petrol costs Rs74.52.