Petroleum Dealers Association announces nationwide strike from 25 November 2021
Petrol pumps across the country will remain closed from 6 am on November 25
The Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) has announced a nationwide strike from November 25 on a non-increase in margins and said that only ambulances will be provided petrol during the strike. Petrol pumps across the country will remain closed from this hour. Petrol pumps in Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir will also remain closed.
A spokesman for the association said: “We have called for a strike on selling petrol at a low-profit margin because we have no choice but to go on strike. The government has failed to meet the November 17 deadline for our demands.” Earlier, Chairman Petroleum Dealers Association Abdul Sami Khan had announced the closure of petrol pumps in the country on November 5 in case of a non-increase in margins.
Secretary Noman Butt said that the government has not accepted our demands, there will be no talks with the government until the dealer margin is 6%.
According to Abdul Sami Khan, the government had promised to increase the commission of dealers but it was not implemented. The strike was called off on November 17 by the Petroleum Dealers Association.
On the other hand, due to the strike of petrol pump owners across the country on Thursday, dealers selling petrol openly have started stockpiling petrol while a large number of people are also seen pouring petrol at the pumps. Petrol pump owners had held talks with the government to increase their commissions.