Most petrol pumps closed, panic grips Pakistan

Long lines, brawls, and traffic jams were reported at petrol stations across Pakistan on Thursday morning as a result of the petroleum dealers’ strike, which triggered panic buying.

The Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) stated that they would go on strike starting today (Thursday) and lasting indefinitely to demand a higher margin on petroleum goods sales.

“Petrol pumps across the country will remain closed today,” said the Petroleum Dealers Association secretary. “The government did not accept our demands. Till the government does not increase the dealers’ margin to 6%, we will not negotiate with them,” he added.

 

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