Published On: Sun, Oct 10th, 2021
Published in Category: Peshawar

Petrol pumps owners demand notice of growing criminals activities

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Peshawar: Petrol pumps owners have demanded of the provincial government and relevant institutions for taking notice of growing criminal activities.

They also voiced concern over restriction on entry oil tankers during day-hours in city areas, incidents of robbery with managers/staffs and procedure of petrol measurement in filling stations.

The issues were taken up with President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hasnain Khurshid Ahmad during a meeting of a delegation of Sarhad Petroleum and Cartage Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which was led by the association patron in chief and former president Engineer Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz.

SCCI Senior Vice President Imran Khan, the petroleum association chairman Abdul Majid Khan, executive secretary Khalid Khan, office secretary Abid Khan, executive members of the association Shoaib Khan, Abid Ali, Waseem Khan and others were present during the meeting.

Members of the Association apprised the SCCI president Hasnain Khurshid issues of pump owners and dealers.

They said that a ban has been imposed on entry of oil tankers during day-hours in city areas, but the policy was not implemented in other districts of KP, and other parts of the country, which they termed as a completely unjust and unfair step.

The office bearers informed that the association during meetings with high-police officials has informed time and again of the issue of robbery with pumps staff while going to deposit cash in commercial banks but no notice was taken by the police department in this regard, which has created great unrest among pumps owners and dealers. They demanded special security arrangements for staff to deposit cash in banks without any fear.

Patron in chief of the Association and chairman raised the issue of harassment with pumps managers and staff by officers of district administration on the pretext of checking quality of petrol. He expressed concern over measurement and procedure of petrol checking on filling stations.

On the occasion, the SCCI chief assured the delegation that they would take up issues of petrol pump owners and dealers with authorities concerned in an effective manner.

Hasnain Khurshid asked the government and relevant institutions to avoid violating the dignity of taxpayers during raids for implementation of rules and policies. He added the business community has played a pivotal role in economic development of the country so it should be facilitated and create a favour able environment for businesses at every level.

He said the chamber was never compromised on business community interests and defended them at every forum and vowed that all legitimate demands or issues should be resolved by making proactive efforts in this purpose.

Earlier, members of the association formally congratulated the SCCI chief Hasnain Khurshid and presented bouquets to him.