Fuel shortage looms large over Islamabad, Rawalpindi

By: News Desk      Published: 12:46 PM, 17 Dec, 2020
Fuel shortage looms large over Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Fuel shortage fears are increasing in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi and northern parts including Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan after All Pakistan Oil Contractors Association went on a strike following a breakdown of talks with the district administration over tankers’ entry timings, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

The All Pakistan Oil Contractors Association suspended the oil supply to petrol pumps in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

The TV channel reported that the petrol pump owners certified that pumps will be closed if oil supply would not be resumed till evening.

Rawalpindi Administration Chaklala and Cantonment Board officials will hold another round of negotiations with All Pakistan Oil Contractors Associations.

Chairman Oil Tankers Association Raja Saeed said supply of crude oil to plants has also been suspended while supplies to Attock Oil Refinery are also suspended due to the strike.

Earlier, the association stopped supply on Wednesday morning and parked its tankers on GT Road near Rawat. Later, the district administration and association representatives held first round of their talks but did not come up with anything concrete.

On the other hand, petrol filling stations are left with a day or two of stock, and fuel shortage may hit Rawalpindi and Islamabad if the strike continues for a day or more.