All Pakistan Oil Tankers Owners Association (APOTA
) also strongly objected to the decision of banning the dilapidated tankers before the deadline of September 2019 and demanded of the government to resolve the issue in 10 days and warned that in case their demand is not met they would observe countrywide strike.
The notification of upward revision in freight fares was issued two days before the announced countrywide strike by the APOTA
has complained that OGRA and National Highway Authority have made promises to them after a similar strike in July this year and it is yet to be fulfilled.
According to APOTA
chairman Yousuf Shahwani, Petroleum Division Pakistan and Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) were dragging their heels and not implementing a decision with regard to increase in transportation fares.
Later, the third day of negotiations between the government and the All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association (APOTA
) bore fruit as APOTA
finally decided to call off its strike.
had observed strike all over the country against OGRA safety rules besides pressing their demand for raising freight fares.
While addressing a press conference, APOTA
Chief said that the strike would continue and as the government has not complied with their demands.
Representatives of APOTA
and OTCA and the government agreed for the enhancement of freight charges for entire Pakistan in two phases.
The strike call has been given over prevailing issues such as the extraneous safety rules imposed by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and unfair attitude of Motorway Police towards the oil-tankers drivers, APOTA
Chairman Mir Yousuf Shahwani said.
He said that the representatives of All Pakistan Oil Tanker Owners Association (APOTA
) and Oil Tankers Contractor Association (OTCA) met with chairperson Ogra, last week, for the enhancement of freight charges for the oil tankers carrying oil to GB, AJK and Chitral but response was not very positive.
Islamabad -- The number of localities of Twin-cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad are still facing petrol and diesel shortage despite the call of strike by the All Pakistan Oil Tankers and Owners Association (APOTA
PESHAWER -- All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association (APOTA
) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has demanded of the government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KPK) to end protest its protest against US drone attack as they were facing losses of billions due to blockade of routes.