Shehbaz Sharif slams the Pakistan government for shortage of petroleum products, calls it “failure”
As Pakistan faces a looming oil shortage crisis, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, in a sharp response termed the situation as a failure of the government while people continue to face difficulties due to shortage of oil products.
The Leader of the Opposition said that the government should sit down with the petroleum companies and come up with an immediate solution as people are suffering due to the shortage in petroleum products.
Sharif said that government has repeated the same mistake with the petroleum sector as they did with the country’s economy, gas and US dollar rates.
He said that at the time when people should be in compliance with the SOPs in maintaining social distancing to curb the spread of coronavirus, “the shortage of petrol has caused crowds at the petrol stations”.
Sharif is of the view that despite the historic decline in the prices of petroleum products, the government has not been able to provide relief to the people.
Sharif said that the Prime Minister has urged the private companies to pass on the benefit of reduced oil prices to the people but he himself has not acted on it.
“Why the benefit of the historic reduced oil prices has not been passed on to the people by reduction in electricity and gas prices”, he said.