Energy ministry halts petrol imports

Dawn | Mar 27, 2020 at 6:46 AM
  • The energy ministry has directed all Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to stop imports of petrol in light of collapsing demand following lockdowns around the country.
  • On the same day the DG Oil issued a separate directive to declare petroleum products and related operations as “essential services”.
  • As per SRO257 the commercial import of acetone, anthranilic acid, ethyl ether, hydrochloric acid and sulphuric acid has been allowed.