Oil Tankers Association Threatens To Go On Strike Again

All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association (APOTA) has undermined to go on a countrywide strike again if the predominant administrative issues are not settled by the government in the next couple of days.

Talking at a question and answer session in Karachi, Chairman All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association (APOTA) Yousuf Shahwani said the provisions of oil based goods will be stopped again by oil tankers if the government does not settle the issue with respect to the determinations of the wheel hub in oil tankers.

As indicated by him, more than 3,000 oil tankers related with various Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) were claimed as unfit by Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA). He included that the government authorities are hesitant to audit the demand of oil tankers for the freedom of their heavily vehicles which caused a stop between the oil tankers’ affiliation and OGRA and National Highway Authority.

The affiliation will hold its exceptional meeting with partners and officer bearers to declare another line of activity against the government and authorities, he said.

‘APOTA has given a due date of August 21 to the government to determine the issue, generally there will be a declaration for a countrywide strike by the Oil Tankers Association,’ Shahwani included.

They also said that the deficiency of oil based products wind up costing billions to the economy in only a couple of hours.