Fuel strike ends in Karachi, supplies restore

Fuel Strike Karachi Update

KARACHI: Oil Tankers Contractors Association (OTCA) has announced to end strike after
the authorities ensured the dealers to meet demands, Business92 reported.

During the strike, the oil tankers’ owners stopped fuel supply to pumps, which resulted
in acute shortage of petrol and diesel across the city.

Most of the pumps were short of petrol and diesel and long queues were witnessed at the fuel stations.

PPDA Chief says

Chairman Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) claimed that 30 per cent filling
stations were closed due to non-supply from all depots.

The association had been observing countrywide strike against ‘double general sales tax’.

CM Sindh intervenes

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had taken notice of the fuel shortage and
directed the authorities to immediately contact the Pakistan State Oil (PSO) management
for managing supplies at the pumps.

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