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PM expresses anger over shortage of fuel across country

PM expresses anger over shortage of fuel across country
June 9, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Expressing anger over the ongoing artificial shortage of fuel across the country, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Tuesday hinted at taking strict action against the people involved in the crisis. The federal cabinet meeting reviewed countrywide situation and discuss important national matters such as the upcoming budget and measures against the coronavirus. Presiding over the federal cabinet meeting, the prime minister said that no leniency would be shown to the elements found guilty of fuel shortage. He maintained that strict action will be taken against Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and all those responsible for the ongoing artificial petrol crisis in the country. The government is likely to take important decision within next 24 hours, said sources.
Cabinet approves action over sugar inquiry commission report
The federal cabinet meeting approved to take action on the light of sugar inquiry commission report. The inquiry to sabotage telemetry system also approved. Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub said that some companies stopped buying of petrol after an increase of $12 in the global market. “The oil companies which ended the stock, we are cancelling their licenses,” said the minister. The federal cabinet will also review the decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee on June 3. The ECC had recommended to let go of 9,350 employees of the Pakistan Steel Mills. The cabinet will take a decision on the matter today. During the meeting, the federal ministers also demanded action against the private hospital mafia and said that private hospitals are in preparation to take advantage of the public in the current situation. These issues were raised by Federal Minister Murad Saeed and Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda before the Cabinet and said that private hospitals are overcharging people in the name of coronavirus, therefore, provincial governments should be directed to improve administrative matters.