Punjab govt accepts demands of oil tankers association

By: News Desk      Published: 01:05 PM, 14 Apr, 2021
Punjab govt accepts demands of oil tankers association
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The Punjab government has accepted the demands of the Oil Tankers Association to reduce sales tax on transportation of petroleum products, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The government approved the recommendations of Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) officials to reduce the sales tax.

Oil Tankers Association urged for reducing the sales tax on transportation of petroleum and by approving their demands, the deadlock between the Punjab government and association has come to an end. 

The TV channel reported a reduction of sales tax will reduce the burden on oil tankers

Lahore grappling with petrol shortage

The supply of petroleum products to the city has been severely affected in Lahore amid the continued protests by activists of a religious party.

Filling stations have started shutting down the pumps due to the non-availability of petrol products. PSO pump in Tajpura scheme was closed due to non-availability of petrol supply. Moreover, complaints of petrol shortage in other areas including northern Lahore, Band Road, GT Road have also been reported.

The continued protests have blocked several routes and that has put a hindrance to the in-time supply of petroleum to the city to meet the daily demand.

Reporter Shahzad Khan Abdali