KARACHI: The Chairman of the Senate’s Standing Committee for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Chaudhry Bilal Ahmed, has said that the Pakistan State Oil Company Limited (PSO) has been asked to take effective steps to curb sale of smuggled and substandard petrol and other petroleum products at its fuel stations.
He was talking to media after presiding over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Senate for Petroleum and Natural Resources at the PSO Head Office, here on Monday.
Chaudhry Bilal said that the PSO has also been asked to maintain the quality of petrol and other petroleum products selling at PSO petrol pumps.
He said that if any PSO petrol pump was found selling substandard petrol or diesel, it license will be canceled after charging fine for three times.
The Standing Committee Chairman said that strict measures will be taken against the sale of petrol at makeshift stalls in Karachi and the rest of the country, at the provincial federal levels.
Chaudhry Bilal said that the performance of the PSO has been satisfactory for the last six months. However, he added that the PSO is facing problems due to the smuggling of petroleum products into the country from Iran.
He said that a meeting will be convened next month to curb adulteration of petroleum products. The representatives from the Interior and Finance ministries as well as Customs officials and law enforcement agencies’ officers will be invited in the meeting.