Earlier this week, APOTA chairman Yousuf Shahwani accused Petroleum Division Pakistan and Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) of dragging their feet and not implementing a decision with regard to increase in transportation fares.
He said the APOTA's 'just demands' were approved during several rounds of negotiations between members of APOTA and the OGRA earlier, but an increase in freight fares was yet to be implemented.
An agreement for increase in freight charges was reached on October 25 at a meeting between officials of the Petroleum Division, Ogra, APOTA
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.
Talking to journalist here on Friday, Shams Sherwani, vice president of APOTA
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said due to the blockade of routes, they failed to deliver the oil.
said that unknown people tortured tankers driver at Chaman bypass in the presence of Police and FC who were silent spectator at the scene.
Talking to Online APOTA
Chairman Mir Muhammad Yousuf Shehwani said that the government had approved 45 percent increase in the oil tankers' fares but the refinery factories have so far denied the payment.
Central General Secretary of APOTA
Sher Ali Afindi talking to media here Saturday stated that the ongoing strike has been staged against the mismanagement of KPT adding APOTA
has decided to go on strike as KPT does not recognize our genuine demand regarding to allot parking area for the oil tankers.