Petroleum dealers are going on strike across the country starting today.
November 25, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / News Pakistan
KARACHI: The Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) declared on Wednesday that they will go on a nationwide strike starting tomorrow (November 25) to protest what they describe “poor profit margins.”
According to PPDA Secretary Noman Butt, all petrol stations across the nation, including Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, would close at 6 a.m. on Thursday for an extended duration.
- Petrol stations across Pakistan will close from 6 a.m. on Thursday for an extended duration, according to dealers.
- According to PPDA Secretary Noman Butt, “no government official has contacted us regarding our demands so yet.”
- The secretary of the PPDA bemoans the fact that the government continues to reject their demands.
He stated that the government has continued to reject their demands, and that they would not engage in negotiations with authorities unless their profit margins on petroleum product sales are enhanced by 6%.
Butt said that the administration had already assured the gasoline dealers that their demands would be satisfied, hence the strike had been called off.
“We called off the November 5 strike after getting assurances from the administration that our demands will be met,” Noman Butt stated.
The PPDA secretary responded to a query by saying that no government official had contacted them regarding their requests so far.