LAHORE - City police are bound to get fuel from the only designated Mughalpura petrol pump in the City which is not only a wastage of time but also affecting police performance, The Nation has learnt here. Sources in Lahore Police revealed that over 14,000 vehicles and motorbikes of Lahore Police are compelled to get fuel from the only filling station namely Lahore Police Welfare Petrol Pump located near Mughalpura police station. According to them, every Station House Officer (SHO) and Chowki In-charge has been directed to receive petrol from the assigned filling station if he intends to get petrol from the government otherwise he was instructed to get fuel on self-help basis. Earlier, Pakistan State Oil (PSO) had cancelled the Open Card System for Lahore Police after the high ups of police department could not manage to pay PSO in time. Now every police officer has been directed to get petrol from the specified pump. Capital City Police sources claimed a Superintendent of Police (SP) was receiving above 15-litre petrol on daily basis while an SHO was getting only two-litre fuel per day. An SP hardly visit or raid during a month but Operational and Investigation police teams have to raid on daily basis but the nominal quantity of fuel provided to them is badly effecting their performance, he added. Talking to this scribe, a senior police official, requesting anonymity, said before the announcement of budget for the fiscal year (2009-10), one vehicle of every police station was receiving eight-litre petrol per day and three litre-petrol for every bike of Operation or Investigation Wings. But, he said, now the situation was quite different, as a nominal quantity of fuel was being given to every police station. An anonymous constable, coming from Saddar Division, said getting fuel was a special duty. According to him, Sabzazaar, Hanjarwal, Chung, Raiwind City, Satukatla, Township, Johar Town, Green Town, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Sherakot, Nawankot, Sanda, Samanabad, Iqbal Town, Millat Park, Gawalmandi, Tibby City, Yaki Gate and other police station located in remote areas were the major affectees of ongoing problem. The DIG (Operations) spokesman said PSO was demanding 100 per cent payment. Lahore Police Welfare Petrol Pump is also facilitating the officers of remote areas through advising them to receive fuel from their nearby petrol pumps, he added. The spokesman however endorsed that maximum police officers/officials were being directed to get petrol from designated filling station.