Petrol Crisis Expected as Oil Tankers Association Announces Strike

The All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association (APOTA) has announced a strike in the Islamabad Rawalpindi division, suspending the supply of petroleum products to the whole country.

The strike could result in an acute shortage of petroleum products across the region, with citizens fearing that it would engender a petrol crisis, similar to the one that was witnessed across Pakistan in June this year.


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According to details, APOTA has demanded from the federal government to call on the Rawalpindi district administration to revoke its order that restricted the movement of oil tankers between 10 pm to 6 am in the district.

The Rawalpindi administration had imposed the measure to reduce the traffic jams on roads across the district.

APOTA’s General Secretary, Noman Butt, has said that the supply of petroleum products to twin cities, Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad airport, and power plants has been suspended.


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He added the strike will remain effective until the federal government rescinds the directive of the Rawalpindi administration.

APOTA has also planned a demonstration at T-Chowk in Rawat to register its disagreement with the Rawalpindi administration.

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