ACE unearths 495 illegal petrol pumps in Punjab

LAHORE: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE)-Punjab had recently launched a crackdown on ‘illegal petrol pumps’ across the province that were responsible for causing losses worth billions of rupees to the exchequer.

According to the ACE Punjab director general, 495 illegal petrol pumps have been found across the province, of which 202 have been checked and 154 sealed.

He said the establishment found various violations of rules, including lack of safety equipment and location of pumps near schools and hospitals etc., during the inspection. “These pumps had no agreement with oil marketing companies (OMCs), with some selling diesel after mixing kerosene oil.”

In addition to the above violations, he said, these pumps were also found selling smuggled oil, which remained outside the sales tax net and resulted in vast losses for the government.

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Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed Special Assistant on Petroleum Nadeem Babar to expedite the process of reforms in the petroleum sector.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. It’s really sad that our country of Pakistan being created on the basis of religion and named Pakistan as a land of the pure is setting a record that even after over seventy years of our independence there.is no.system in place because we discover CORRUPTION in every aspect of our national life both at the state and at the street level as if the democratic values are not in our DNA..

  2. My God 495 illegal petrol station in Punjab just imagine in the all country Pakistan. All Bad seeds were planted in the 10 to 35 years. So much filth Nawaz Sharif and company has left for PTI to clean. Maryam says vote to izath do, she should say corruption ko izath do.

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