ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly was informed on Monday that 191 cases of adulteration in petroleum products had been registered since July 2010. One hundred and eighty nine cases were registered against the petrol pumps of Pakistan State Oil Company Limited (PSOCL) and two against Attock Petroleum Limited (APL), said Minister for Law and Justice Dr Babar Awan while answering a question during the question-hour. The action was taken against such petrol pumps, he added. The minister said that OGRA had been undertaking the inspection checks throughout the supply chain through Hydrocarbon Development Institution of Pakistan (HDIP) for controlling the adulteration. He said a dedicated enforcement had been established within OGRA to undertake such surprise quality inspection. To a supplementary question, Dr Awan said that oil prices were going up sharply. He further said that it was beyond the control of the govt as it was a global phenomenon. He said that the prices were in the control of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPECs). He added that local prices of POL products were computed on the basis of international market price. To another question, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Rs 35,201.54 million supplementary grant was approved for the Ministry of Information during 2009-10 financial year to cover losses, payment of salaries and compensation to the reinstated employees. She said that Rs 250,000,000 supplementary grant was allocated for payment of advertisement charges of publicity campaigns, adding that Rs 81,277,000 were given to meet salaries and compensation of reinstated employees.