LAHORE: A number of petrol pumps are closed in Lahore soon after the prices of petroleum products decreased. The owners of the petrol pumps are not ready to sell the already stocked petrol on lower prices. The government seems to be in action and is arresting the owners and charging fines on them.
According to a report, petrol in various areas of Lahore is not available whereas the consumers are out of their homes to find the petrol for their vehicles. On the other hand, district administration has sealed 5 petrol pumps which were selling the petrol on old prices whereas one owner of a petrol pump and two managers have been taken into custody.
According to the order issued from the federal government, the petroleum products were to have been sold on new prices since last night at 12 O’clock however; petrol is unavailable at various petrol pumps in Lahore due to which the consumers are facing difficulties.
The owners of the petrol pumps have said how can they sell petrol on lower rates though they bought it on higher prices? The consumers have said when the government has lowered the prices; it should then make it available too.
On the other hand, the district administration has said that those 5 petrol pumps which were accused of selling petrol on old prices have been sealed whereas one owner of a petrol pump and two managers have been taken into custody. 90 raid teams are checking petrol pumps.