Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday took notice of the shortage of petrol in Punjab and Balochistan and issued directives to restore the supply of the commodity to all the filling stations forthwith.
Hundreds of petrol pumps are shut in Punjab and Balochistan due to acute shortage of petrol, posing huge problems for the citizens. The petrol shortage continued for several days now, has badly impacted the lives of the citizens.

The PM ordered Federal Petroleum Minister Naveed Qamar to take immediate steps to address the situation and restore the fuel supply. On the other hand, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif while expressing grave concern over the fuel shortage wrote a letter to the PM asking him to probe the matter.
The CM called upon the Centre to resolve the issue forthwith, as Punjabites are facing acute problems in carrying out their trade and routine activities. Shahbaz said that the Punjab government would not keep silent on the matter and would raise the issue on all forums.