It has been learned by the government of Pakistan that several petroleum companies have used pressure tactics and created a petrol crisis in the country and forced people to line up at the petrol stations in huge numbers in close proximity despite the threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The petroleum companies used these tactics so that the government of Pakistan would relent and allow them to increase the prices of petrol.
According to the details, the officials of the Petroleum Division have completed their inquiry into the ‘crisis’ and found as many as nine petroleum companies involved in creating an artificial fuel shortage.
As per the details, an eight-member committee headed by the Director-General of Oil sent an inquiry report to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan. The details said that in the inquiry report, strict action has been recommended against the companies involved in the artificial crisis.
It is pertinent to mention here that in the past couple of weeks, ever since the PTI-led federal government of Pakistan approved a cut in the petrol price, people were seen forming massive queues at petrol stations across the country that complained of shortages.