Lahore: Chief Secretary Punjab Khizar Hayat Gondal presided over a special meeting to review the supply and availability of petrol and petroleum products. PSO has been directed to ensure supply of 20 lakh litres petrol on January 20 and 15 lakh litres petrol on January 21 for Lahore. The meeting was told that 16 lakh litres petrol has reached in Lahore on January 19. PSO has been directed to ensure provision of petrol on its 122 petrol pumps in Lahore. Representative of Shell informed the meeting that 20 thousand metric ton petrol has reached Karachi the previous day. The meeting decided that all oil companies will submit reports regarding provision of petrol to DCO on daily basis. A special cell will be set up in DCO office for monitoring the situation of supply of petrol. According to the decisions of the meeting, no petrol pump will remain closed whereas under section 144, a ban has been imposed on open sale of petrol in bottles. The meeting directed district government Lahore to ensure making functional 169 CNG stations in Lahore and also allowing entry to oil tankers in cities in day time.
Earlier, DCO Lahore Capt. (R) Muhammad Usman presented a detailed report about supply of petroleum products in Lahore. Provincial Home Secretary Azam Suleman, Commissioner Lahore Division Abdullah Khan Sumbal, Additional Secretary IC & I Khursheed Ali Zaidi, representatives of PSO Riasat Ali, Yasir Ali of Shell, Malik Noor Khan of Total PARCO and Chairman All Pakistan CNG Association Lahore Samee-ud-Din attended the meeting.