Prime Minister vows strict action

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said strict action would be taken against all those responsible for the recent fuel crisis. He was chairing a meeting here on petroleum matters for the second consecutive day. The Prime Minister also cancelled his visit to the World Economic Forum at Davos with a view to focusing on the fuel crisis in the country and devising ways to ensure uninterrupted fuel supply to people.

The meeting was attended by Ministers for Finance and Water and Power and reviewed the petroleum supply and demand situation over the next two months. The Prime Minister said all concerned ministries should demonstrate seamless co-ordination to ensure a steady supply of petrol in all parts of the country. The Prime Minister also directed the concerned departments to ensure that the general public be apprised of supply situation through media to dispel any impression of shortage.