LAHORE: The provincial capital on Wednesday faced a severe petrol crisis causing immense discomfort to commuters as several fuel stations remained closed, ARY News reported.
Large queues were witnessed at those fuel stations which had petrol, while over half of the pumps were closed across the city. However, the stations capped the maximum sale of petrol at Rs500 for cars and Rs100 for motorcycles.
Many commuters faces immense inconvenience in search for fuel as stations displayed banners that was unavailable.
Many pump owners blamed the companies claiming that the shortage was caused by companies curtailing the supply. They said that the crisis can reach countrywide within the next few days if no action is taken to rectify the situation.
However, sources suggested government ineptness as it imported furnace oil rather than petroleum to prevent load shedding during NA-120 by-election in Lahore.