Crackdown launched against illegal petrol pumps

Officers of district administration sealed 21 dispensers and arrested their owners

APP May 25, 2024
Petrol pump. PHOTO: File


The District administration of Peshawar has launched a crackdown on illegal petrol pumps and arrested owners and took their dispensers into official possession.

On the directives of the provincial government, the officers of district administration launched operation against the sale of smuggled petrol, sealed 21 dispensers and arrested their owners to initiate legal proceedings against.

The sale of smuggled petrol pumps through illegal petrol pumps has become attractive business and such dispensers have been established across the district.

Few days ago, Petroleum Dealers and Carriage Association had protested against the operation of illegal petrol pumps and gone on strike.

However, after holding successful negotiations, the district administrated accepted their demand to take action against such petrol pumps.

Smuggled substandard petrol is not only harmful for the engine of the vehicles, but can also cause a sudden accident.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 25th, 2024.



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