LAHORE The majority of the petrol pumps in the City have shut down their operations after the interruption in fuel supply prompted by the blockage of roads in flood affected areas which not only caused acute shortage of fuel in the City but also caused massive nuisance for the commuters on Monday. The serious shortage of fuel has paralysed the routine activities of citizens as well as marred the business bustle, causing loss of millions of rupees daily to the business community of the City. The situation is getting worse day-by-day due to the limited availability of fuel. Motorists were seen standing in long queues formed at filling stations where they had to pay the rates fixed by the owners themselves in violation of OGRA consumer prices. Furthermore, the people had to wait for hours in queues of vehicles stretched to the roads that also caused disturbance in smooth flow of traffic. A survey conducted by The Nation revealed that some employees of the petrol pumps were overcharging and were selling per litre petrol at Rs 80-100 instead of selling it at Rs 67.95. Some motorists complained that a fairly large of number of filling stations had suspended the supply of petrol while the others had been selling the fuel at much higher rates ie Rs 100-150 per litre petrol. They said that the owners of the filling stations had taken plea that they had limited supply of petrol so they would overcharge till the regular supply of petrol from the fuel supplying companies. Only a few petrol pumps functioning in the City were selling petrol at the prices st by OGRA. Edhi distributes relief items Edhi Foundation chief and renowned social worker Dr Abdul Sattar Edhi on Monday distributed relief items among thousands of flood affectees in Multan Division on Monday. An Edhi spokesman said that Abdul Sattar Edhi personally visited flood-hit areas of Southern Punjab including Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Kot Addu and Mehmood Kot where he distributed meals among the affectees. He also distributed warm clothes, tent, and other basic commodities on this occasion. Later, Edhi also appealed to the affluent class to extend their cooperation in order to mitigate the grief of flood-hit areas.