Oil pumps in Jhang selling petrol on high rates


Petrol pumps in district Jhang, are selling petrol at an overpriced rate, as per reported by Dawn.

The consistent petrol price hike is the talk of the town, and people are discussing and criticising the government for a huge increase in the prices of oil products. Recently, the Supreme Court has passed an order to lessen the petrol prices to give relief to the local commuters. After the order was passed, the concerned authorities slashed the prices of petrol by PKR 4.

However, despite the Supreme Court’s order, the petrol pumps in district Jhang are charging extra PKR 2 from the people for petrol.

The official price of fuel set by the authorities is PKR 95.50, but the pumps are selling for PKR 97.50 per litre under the guise of transportation fare. The locals have protested against this anomaly and appealed to the government, especially Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) to take some serious action in this regard.

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While on the other hand, petrol pump owners are justifying their actions by saying that they pay an extra transportation fee, which should be paid by oil marketing companies (OMCs).

The local district government, as of now, has not taken any action against the petrol pump owners, who are selling the petrol at a higher price.

Aside from petrol pumps selling fuel at overpriced rates, the Federal Minister for Commerce and Industries, Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman, while visiting Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI), defended the caretaker government’s stance on increasing the prices of oil products in the country.

That’s it from our side, let us know in the comments if you come across the same.


My name is M. Ali Laghari and I love to read and write about Cars.

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  1. here in Gujranwala too its 97.5 /L

  2. 1 to 2 RS difference it everywhere in Pakistan.

  3. But it is not the case here in the Capital.
    The price is almost Rs. 95.xx everywhere.

    Unfortunately, here in our Country; Might is Right, Jungle ka Qanoon, and, Jiski laathi uski Bhains. Harr wo Banda jissay just mauqa mill jye, qasar zrur nikalta Hai. Shareef woi Hai, jissay mauqa Nai Mila! Agar Qanoon ki Hukmurani ho, to kisi ki Jura'at Na ho, aesi badmaashian karnay ki' :smirk:

  4. Local government adds some additional charges so that price difference is between 1 to 2 RS. What I justed that Total pump prices are higher than PSO

  5. They do charge transportation charges
    Same practice in Mansehra

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