A lot of motorcyclists standing in lengthy queues to get gas in Rawalpindi. Picture: APP

The Ministry of Vitality (Petroleum Division) has introduced that the petrol pumps will stay open throughout the nation tomorrow (Thursday).

The Pakistan Petroleum Sellers Affiliation (PPDA) had introduced earlier within the day to go on a national strike from tomorrow to register their protest at what they name “low-profit margins”.

An announcement issued by the Petroleum Division mentioned that PPDA’s demand to extend the margin for petrol pump homeowners has been despatched to the Financial Coordination Committee (ECC).

“Folks need not fear,” a spokesperson for the petroleum division mentioned.

He mentioned that the ministry is making efforts to get an inexpensive improve within the margin for oil advertising corporations and sellers permitted from the ECC, including that the federal cupboard’s determination within the mentioned regard is predicted in 10 days.

“Petrol pumps of all corporations together with PSO, Shell, and Complete will stay open throughout the nation tomorrow,” the spokesperson mentioned.

He additional acknowledged that oil tankers have been dispatched for guaranteeing the uninterrupted oil provide all through the nation. Many oil sector associations have expressed satisfaction over the efforts made by the ministry, he added.

In the meantime, taking discover of the closure of petrol pumps, Oil and Gasoline Regulatory Authority (OGRA) directed the petroleum advertising corporations to make sure an uninterrupted provide of petroleum items.

OGRA spokesman mentioned that some parts try to disrupt the availability of petroleum merchandise however the OGRA enforcement groups will monitor the scenario within the area.

Motion can be taken towards the weather concerned in putting obstacles within the provide, the oil regulator mentioned.

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