Petroleum Ministry invites petrol dealers for talks after strike warning


The Ministry of Petroleum has invited petroleum dealers for talks after they announced to go on strike from July 18.

Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) has demanded the government to enhance the dealers’ margin to six percent.

The petrol dealers had threatened to observe a nationwide strike on July 18 if the government fails to fulfill their demand of hike in the dealers’ commission.

The union had summoned a session regarding the strike and negotiations with the government over the dealer’s margin. Petrol pumps cannot operate under the current margin, they claimed.

The association said that the minimum wage of an employee has reached Rs25,000 and prices of other commodities were also increased.

The dealers said that the margin should be increased up to six percent due to increase in the expenditures.— INP


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