AHMED CHINOY URGES THE GOVERNMENT FOR IMMEDIATE STEPS TO OVERCOME SHORTAGE OF FUEL IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY
Ahmed Chinoy Chairman of Pakistan Cloth Merchants Association requested the Government to resolve the issue of the shortage of fuel in various parts of the country which while not only affect the business community and transport sector also due to which it will increased fares of transport and effect timely movements of goods and people. Ahmed Chinoy Chairman PCMA, said that shortage of fuel create panic nationwide due to which the fuels prices will be increase and it will be sold in black so that Government has to take bold step against the culprit who are trying to create panic. The Government not only try to smooth supply of fuels to petrol pumps also take seriously action against the culprit for creating panic in the nation when the country is going from a pandemic situation due to Covid-19. He said that presently oil marketing companies have stopped supply to the petrol pumps while some filling stations are getting reduced supplies, which are not enough to satisfy the demand of consumers resulting in serious problems. The Business Community already suffered a lot during the lockdown and now a scarcity of fuel is hitting their businesses. The issues of owners of filling stations should be resolved and a new pricing formula for oil and gas sector according to the changed local and global situation amid pandemic must be introduce, The old formula is no longer workable. As per Pakistan State Oil (PSO) statement that (PSO) has ample fuel reserves to meet the nation’s need. PSO said that the company has ample reserves in its stocks and it is being dispensed off at all PSO retail outlets across the country. Ahmed Chinoy said the Government responsibility for pricing as well as supply issue. The leadership is committed to passing through oil price benefits to the public which they are passing. The supply chain is disrupted to the point of creating a fuel crisis. Hope that Government will immediately resolved the supply chain disruption of fuel in various parts of Country.