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Petrol Shortage: PM Imran Khan forms committee to probe into the crisis

The committee would monitor the handling of petrol by oil companies and later report on the steps taken by the Petroleum Division to tackle with the crisis.

Petrol ShortageThe committee will determine those responsible for the shortage and give a plan of action - OyeYeah News
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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday has formed an inquiry committee to investigate the shortage of fuel that affected millions of Pakistanis earlier this month.

The four-member committee will be headed by Special Assistant to PM for Coordination of Marketing & Development of Mineral Resources, Shahzad Syed Qasim and includes Rashid Farooq, Asim Murtaza and Naazir Abbas Zaidi to investigate the recent petrol crisis.

The committee would monitor the handling of petrol by oil companies and later report on the steps taken by the Petroleum Division to tackle with the crisis.

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The inquiry team will explain the impact of price reduction on the import and availability of petrol.

It will also identify if the availability of petrol this year was higher than the corresponding months of last year, and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the fuel availability.

The inquiry committee will also look into the role taken by OGRA to address the oil crisis and assess the impact of lower oil prices on imports.

The committee will determine those responsible for the shortage and give a plan of action for the future as well.

Note that the artificial shortage came after a reduction in the petrol price by Rs7 for the month of June.

the authorSamra Mazhar