ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has assured that the petrol crisis will be overcome in a matter of few days.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday, Dar said responsibility of the petrol shortage will be fixed after thorough investigation into the crisis.
He categorically denied reports that the finance ministry is responsible for the petrol crisis.
“Oil companies including Pakistan State Oil are responsible to maintain a minimum stock. It was a fault on their part that the people had to face difficulties,” he said, adding that the Ministry of Finance has nothing to do with the purchase of petrol and it does not owe anything to the PSO.
However, he said, the finance ministry had extended support to PSO when it approached them.
He said the government has taken notice of the situation and efforts are afoot to improve the petrol supplies.