LHC seeks report from secretary petroleum on petrol scarcity

Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Monday sought a report and parawise comments within three days from the federal secretary Petroleum on a petition against petrol scarcity in the Punjab.

The CJ also directed the federal government to take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of patrol on normal rates.

The court passed the order on a petition filed by Muhammad Awais Khan through Noshab A. Khan Advocate in which he submitted that the provincial capital was facing the fuel scarcity for past five days and now it had spread to the other cities of the Punjab as they were experiencing the same shortage.

He submitted that the situation regarding unavailability of patrol was showing no sign of improvement and deteriorating with the passage of time.

He prayed the court to direct respondents to take necessary measures to redress the grievance and restore supply without any further delay.

After hearing the arguments of the petitioner counsel, the court ordered Deputy Attorney General Tanveer Hashmi to get a report and parawise comments from the federal secretary petroleum through fax within three days without fail.