Govt to begin cracking down on sale of smuggled fuel

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The Department of Explosives has decided to eradicate the menace of mushrooming illegal fuel sale points through a nationwide operation. These sale points sell smuggled fuel without any safety precautions and fear of the law, posing a grave threat to the lives and property of the masses, said DG of the Explosives Department Abdul Ali Khan.

Talking to a delegation of the Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA), he said that these nozzles are now openly operating on every street and neighborhood in all the small and large towns and even in major cities across Pakistan.

Dozens of such shops and cabins catch fire frequently and have killed many. The growing number of nozzles installed in shops and roadside cabins has endangered legal business.

Abdul Ali Khan added that these legal businesses pay billions in taxes and employ hundreds of thousands of people.

He stated that Deputy Commissioners, Additional Deputy Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners, District Police Officers, DSPs, and SHOs would have the legal authority and responsibility to take action.

DG made it clear that non-compliant officers will have to face the consequences as per the law, which has already been stated and is very clear.

Later, PPDA leaders Hassan Shah, Nadeem Aziz Khan, Amjad Shinwari, and others met with Chairman OGRA and DG Petroleum, who assured all-out cooperation in eliminating the menace.

 

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