Billions of rupees worth of smuggled petrol is being sold at thousands of petrol pumps across the country. A meeting on anti-smuggling measures was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The meeting was attended by Special Assistants Shehzad Akbar, Dr. Waqar Masood Khan, Secretaries of Commerce, Petroleum, Maritime Affairs and Home Affairs Division, Chairman FBR and senior civil and military officials.
Provincial Chief Secretaries, FC Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and IG of Balochistan also participated in the meeting through video link. During the briefing, it was revealed that the sell of smuggled petrol is causing a loss of Rs 100 – 150 billion annually.
It was revealed on the occasion that smuggled petrol is being sold at 2,094 petrol pumps in the country at present. Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the smuggling of petrol was causing irreparable damage to the national economy. He said that anti-smuggling measures would increase the revenue which would be spent on the welfare of the people. Imran Khan directed to take stern action against the elements involved in petrol smuggling.