ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday submitted its investigation report on petrol crisis to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Subsidiary organisations of the petroleum division have been held responsible for the crisis in the report. Private oil marketing companies allegedly caused the crisis as supply to petrol pumps was advertently halted, read the report.
“The FIA inspected reservoirs of the private companies and found out that artificial petrol crisis was created despite the companies’ having abundance of its reservoirs,” it said.
The investigation agency revealed that a veterinary doctor, Shafi Afridi, was appointed as the director general oil by the ministry. He had no experience of working in the oil sector, it added.
It blamed that the ministry of petroleum and DG oil failed to ensure availability of petrol in the country.
“The companies had plenty of supply during the petrol crisis, nevertheless, the government institutions did not check private companies’ reservoirs during the crisis,” it said.
The FIA said the petroleum division and its subsidiary organisations had lack of communication. The relevant organisations had no mechanism for exchange of information between them, it maintained.