Pakistan cracks down on illegal oil trade, seals 609 petrol pumps

03:45 PM | 15 Jan, 2021
Pakistan cracks down on illegal oil trade, seals 609 petrol pumps
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At least 609 petrol stations have been sealed and 4.5 million litres of petrol and diesel have been seized under orders of the prime minister in the government’s crackdown against oil smugglers in the country.

The campaign, led by Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, is underway unabated with significant results.

The sealed pumps are required to present valid documentation within seven days or they will be confiscated by the state under the Customs Act, along with all properties of the owners, as it would be deemed that these properties were acquired with smuggling proceeds.