Chairman All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association (APOTA), Yousuf Shahwani has announced to observe countrywide strike from November 13.
According to media reports Yousuf Shahwani said that recommendations made by Petroleum Division and Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) for an increase in fares have not been implemented so far.
He held that as per agreement reached between OGRA and Oil Tankers Association fares on long routes were to be scaled up by 20 percent on long routes and 64 percent on local routes. But no steps have been taken for enhancing the fares. We have now been forced to observe strike against the injustices being perpetrated on us by not implementing the decision for increasing the fare.