Despite the government regulating prices for petroleum products, the petrol is being sold for Rs. 700 at Kalam Road in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat, a popular tourist destination in Pakistan.
According to a video shared by a tourist at Kalam Road, the petrol station staff was selling petrol at Rs. 700 per bottle but as soon as the staff saw the camera rolling, the manager of the petrol pump said that price of petrol is Rs. 150 per liter, which is also way over the government regulated rate of Rs. 118.09 per liter.
On the occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha, many tourists visited Northern areas where they came across problems like unavailability of hotel rooms, traffic congestion, which took days to clear and petrol shortage, which is being sold in black according to social media.
In a video shared by a tourist in the region, the petrol is being sold in black for Rs 700per bottle, however, the petrol pump manager after seeing the camera filming claimed that they are selling petrol at Rs. 150 per liter which is still Rs. 31 higher than government-regulated rates.
Moreover, The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has issued an advisory for the tourists before heading for Northern Areas this week, informing them about availability of petrol and the predicted heavy rain-fall in the region.