The Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) on Saturday announced a nationwide strike and warned that petrol stations will be shut down across the country to protest against the rising prices of petroleum products and electricity.
According to the details, Chairman PPDA, Abdul Sami Khan, said that increasing prices of petroleum products and electricity have left dealers with minimal margin.
He added that dealers’ profit margin has been decreased and many have been forced to shut down their petrol stations.
The Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) has demanded at least 6 percent dealer margin in order to continue their business.
He added that protests would be held from July 18 if their demands are not accepted since it has become impossible for dealers to continue their business with constant hike in prices.
The PPDA chairman said that previous government had promised an increased margin of 4.5 percent, but the inflation was causing losses to the dealers.
He threatened the government of a complete nationwide strike of petrol stations unless they are provided with at least 6 percent margin.
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