The Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) has announced a nationwide strike from July 18 (Monday) and threatened to close Petrol Stations unless the Government increased the distributors’ commission. According to the details, several Petrol Stations in Lahore have already hung banners regarding the strike on Monday.
According to the General Secretary of the PPDA, the minimum wage has been increased to Rs. 25,000, while prices of other commodities like electricity have also been increased alongside extended load-shedding, which has increased their operating costs.
Therefore, the PDDA has demanded the Government to increase their commission to 6 percent or they will go on a nation wide strike and Petrol Stations across the country will remain closed. The PPDA claimed that Petrol Stations cannot continue to operate under the current margin.
Government Calls For Talks With PPDA
Meanwhile, the Petroleum Ministry has invited the Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) for talks after they announced to go on strike from July 18 (Monday) with Petrol Pumps closed across the country if the Government failed to increase their margin to six percent.
Read more: Latest Petrol Prices in Pakistan – 15 July 2022.