ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Petroleum Omar Ayub said that the government will eliminate the petrol crisis within the next three days, stating that action will be taken against hoarders.
The federal minister was speaking to media outside the Peshawar High Court, where he said the government has initiated action against those stocking petroleum reserves which led to an artificial shortage.
“This is the first time that action is being taken against this mafia,” said the federal minister.
Ayub said that during raids, petrol reserves were recovered and cases have been registered against the culprits.
He alleged that the ‘mafia’ is not letting the people take relief from the subsidized petroleum prices, adding that the petrol demand has surged by 30%.