Addressing a press conference here, the minister said fuel storage was low in the country that sprang up to crisis of fuel. “The prevailing petrol crisis occurred due to high demand following cut in fuel prices,” explained the minister.
The steps are under way to ensure such fuel shortages may not recur in future, informed Abbasi.
The minister said: “We are ashamed due to the fuel shortage and hardships faced by people.” Abbasi added that CNG stations in Lahore and Karachi had again been opened.
He appealed people not to panic as the crisis was about to be resolved. He told that a committee had been formed to fix responsibility about negligent persons behind the fuel shortage.
He informed that supply of petrol had now been decided to be taken to 15,600 tonnes. The minister told that supply of fuel had now been increased in Punjab, and assured that no more such crisis will again emerge in the province.
He said responsibility to buy fuel lies with Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra).