Rawalpindi - Tens of hundreds of commuters, including students, traders, teachers, public transporters and even women, who were lined up in vehicles and on motorcycles outside petrol pumps to get the commodity, went berserk and demanded the prime minister and petroleum minister to resign from their offices as the government had badly failed to overcome fuel crises. People were cursing their lucks at the petrol pumps that why they were born here to see one after another crisis. “Go Nawaz Go” and “Go Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Go” were the slogans were raised by all the victims of so-called petrol shortage that entered in the seventh day on Monday with no action on the part of government against the owners of petrol pumps and oil companies.

Long queues of vehicles and motorcycles seeking petrol were seen outside petrol pumps located at Punj Sarki on The Mall and in Kutcheri, staring from the pumps and their tails were ending miles away thus triggering massive traffic blocks in Cantt and the Garrison city.

The owners of petrol pumps suspended the supply of petrol and shut down pumps in Tulsa Chowk, Adyala Road, Chakra, Pirwadhai, Raja Bazaar, Asghar Mall Scheme, Soan, Rawat, Gujar Khan, Chakwal Road, Sohawa, Dina and many areas of Jhelum.

Asma Bibi, a schoolteacher, who has been waiting for her turn for last three hours outside a pump at Punj Sarki, lashed out at the government, saying the Nawaz League has totally failed in pulling the country out of the present crises. “People’s miseries have been multiplied since Nawaz came into power. We face shortage of gas, food, electricity and CNG and now petrol is not disappeared,” she said, adding that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi should resign immediately from their offices as they could not mitigate the problems of masses. “I am thinking to settle in some other country as Pakistan has become a hell for masses,” a trader standing outside a pump in Jhanda Cheechi added. The enraged consumers gathered outside a filling station in CSD also chanted slogans against the premier and petroleum minister and asked them to resign from their offices. Similarly, public transport remained off the road posing hardships for passengers. The long queues of vehicles outside pumps triggered gigantic traffic jam in the city.