KARACHI: Oil tankers association today cut off supply to Pakistan State Oil (PSO) for nonpayment of pending dues.

All Pakistan Oil Tankers Owners Association (APOTOA) vice chairman Shamas Shehwani said that the state owned enterprise owes millions of rupees. Pakistan State Oil has always brushed the issue under the carpet whenever it was brought up in the past, he added.

He said that supply of oil to the state company has been suspended with immediate effect as part of protest.

Another association of the oil tankers’ owners has washed hands of the protest call and is continuing the supply.

Last major supply cut had come in August 2015 when APOTOA had suspended supply across the board to all the cities. The association had protested against the imposition of Rs 30,000 sales tax per tanker.

Chairman of the association Haji Akram Khan Durrani had then said that oil sector was already burdened with various taxes and would not be able to endure more.