DERA GHAZI KHAN

The people have been faced with the crises one after the other since PML-N came to power as the ruling elite seems to be totally helpless and the govt is being run by the selective bureaucrats, said disgruntled leader of PML-N Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, he said that the government which had claimed to end loadshedding of electricity and gas within one year had now introduced the crisis of the petrol that is serious in nature. The long queues are being witnessed at the filling stations where luckily it is available, he added.

He said, “There is a contradiction in the statements issued by the rulers. One claims that petrol supply would be made within 48 hours while the other says in two weeks. But the bitter fact is that about two months are required for the regular supply of the commodity as per experts.”

Strongly criticizing the government, he said that it had suspended the secretary petroleum and the natural resources along with the managing director of PSO with four officers but the department of the petroleum is of the view that they were not provided with the funds required.

Khosa said that the government had appointed the officers of its own choice from top to bottom in each and every department while the ministers admitted the ineptness of their government with grief and sorrows. He said that the situation revealed that the political advisors had become helpless and the government decisions were implemented by the bureaucrats.

PUBLIC WOES: Like other cities of the country, local transporters and bike owners have been experiencing a lot of hardships and inconvenience due to lack of petrol at the filling stations. However, smuggled Iranian petrol is being sold at Rs200 per litre in Hafizabad, Pindi Bhattian and other towns of the district. Meanwhile, the transporters have increased fare between Hafizabad and Lahore and other routes causing extra expenses to the commuters.