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Minister says "no petrol crisis" to surface in Feb

ISLAMABAD: Federal Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday denied reports stating that country may face fuel shortage in the month of February, ARY News reported.

Talking to media men in Islamabad, Shahid Khaqan said such kind of rumors spread anxiety among masses and they start emergency purchase which makes the situation critical.

The Minister clarified that at present moment country has sufficient stock of petroleum products to fulfill demand for the month of February.

“Government has learnt a lot from the recent fuel crisis and has taken appropriate measures to get rid of any such kind of situation in future”, he added.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said government is bringing prices of one liter of petrol equal to about one kilogram of CNG.

According to the Minister, LNG is being introduced in Pakistan on March 31, which will be provided to power generation plants.

“CNG sector has been allowed to import LNG and the government will transport it to provide CNG and alternate fuel to consumers”, he added.

Abbasi said investigation is being conducted on the recent petrol crisis adding, “no one has asked him to resign from his post yet.”

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