Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday took notice of the shortage of petrol in Punjab and Balochistan and issued directives to restore the supply of the commodity to all the filling stations forthwith. Hundreds of petrol pumps are shut in Punjab and Balochistan due to acute shortage of petrol, posing huge problems for the citizens. The petrol shortage continued for several days now, has badly impacted the lives of the citizens. The PM ordered Federal Petroleum Minister Naveed Qamar to take immediate steps to address the situation and restore the fuel supply. On the other hand, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif while expressing grave concern over the fuel shortage wrote a letter to the PM asking him to probe the matter.