Several areas face shortage of petrol and diesel in Karachi
KARACHI (92 News) – Several areas of the metropolitan continued to face the shortage of petrol and diesel on the second day of Eid.
Petrol was not available at pumps in Memon Goth, Korangi, Causeway, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Moti Mahal. According to the petrol retailers, oil companies are not purchasing oil from local refineries and waiting for the import of cheap oil.
Several owners closed their petrol pumps by erecting barricades. A great rush was witnessed at petrol pumps which were opened.
There is also shortage of POL products in Lahore. However, there is no threat of shortage.
The All Pakistan Petroleum Retailers said that refineries and oil marketing companies have reduced the diesel quota by 60 percent.
Goods transporters are also facing problems due to shortage of petrol and diesel.