ISLAMABAD: The Petroleum Dealers Association has announced to stick to the decision to shut down pumps across the country from July 18 after no progress in negotiations with the government.
Negotiations were held between the Petroleum Dealers Association and the government committee, in which the Federal Minister for Petroleum, Chairman OGRA and former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi were present. Once again in the negotiations, the Petroleum Dealers Association expressed its concerns regarding the tax and demanded its abolition, to which the government representatives refused to give an immediate response.
Later speaking to the media, Abdul Sami Khan, chairman of the Petroleum Dealers Association, said that the deadlock remains in the negotiations, but the inclusion of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the government committee is welcome for us. He said that in the negotiations, we have submitted our expenditure and income statement to the government, the government is aware of the situation and our demands are also legitimate which must be accepted.
Abdul Sami Khan said that if the government issues an ordinance or makes positive progress, the matter can move forward. could not take He said that the strike of petrol pumps from July 18 will be as per the announcement.