Those involved in petrol crisis will not be spared: PM

Premier cancels all official engagements in order to chair meetings to address deepening petrol crisis


Abdul Manan January 19, 2015
PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting on Monday to review the current petrol crisis.   

The prime minister expressed extreme displeasure over the difficulties being faced by the people due to non-availability of fuel and vowed that all those responsible for the current petrol crisis will not be spared.

During the meeting, the premier was informed that measures are being taken to provide immediate relief to the people as 15,600 tonnes of petrol was supplied today all over the country against an average daily consumption of 12,000 tonnes.

Further, he was informed that an additional supply of petrol would be ensured in the coming month.

Referring to the power situation, PM Nawaz directed the Ministry of Water and Power to immediately work to reduce line losses and recover outstanding amount of over Rs500 billion in order to clear the amounts due to PSO and other liabilities.

On Sunday, the premier cancelled all his official engagements in order to chair meetings to address the deepening crisis.



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Minister for Finance, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and other senior officials were present during the meeting.

Earlier, PM Nawaz suspended four senior government officials, including some who had consistently been warning the government in advance of the impending crisis.



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COMMENTS (49)

bash gul | 7 years ago | Reply

If anyone has watched the programme LIVE WITH DR SHAHID MASOOD, where he disclosed the during the cabinet meeting the minister responsible for the crises was asked to resign. "RESIGN"!!!!! He lashed out saying that if he is asked to resign he will disclose the names of all the ministers involved in this crises. So, if you point one finger, there will be three fingers pointing towards you. So, the OGRA chairman is made the scapegoat. ANDHEER NAGRI, CHOWPATT RAAJ

Daniyal | 7 years ago | Reply The direct involvement is of Petroleum Minister and for cash flows Finance Minister. The nation is confident that PM is joking and will not honor his words. The government has long lost its credibility. Thanks to Imran Khan, people are now aware of all the drama being done by politicians. Go Nawaz Go. !!
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