The Petroleum Dealers Association in Pakistan announced a nationwide strike on July 22 as they want higher profit margins, which have been impacted by inflation. They want their profit margins to be doubled from 2.4 per cent to 5 per cent.
It blamed the petroleum ministry for forcing them to announce a countrywide strike alleging that they did not pay heed to their demands
“We approached state minister Musadik Malik and published our appeals in all the main newspapers. He promised us to visit Karachi and that’s why we did not take any major step but he did not visit.”
It blamed the petroleum ministry for a countrywide strike saying that the authorities did not pay heed to their demands.