Pakistan is currently facing diesel shortage, Many areas of the country are out of diesel as Pakistan State Oil is the only firm that has got the item in stock.
As per sources, the demands of the diesel has surged owing to the harvesting of wheat and the relaxation in the lockdown, however, the petroleum firms have remained unsuccessful to import the sufficient stocks.
On the other hand, PSO is urging the retail outlets to take the supply of 15,000 litres of petrol for 5,000 litres of diesel.
Previously, the Petroleum Division had imposed a ban on the crude oil and high-speed diesel import from the 1st of April, which was lifted suddenly on the 24th of April.
On the other hand, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has decided not to issue the fresh currency notes this eid. The decision has been taken to curb the spread of the virus, that is known to also transmit through currency notes.