Crackdown Begins on Illegal Petrol Pumps in Peshawar

The district administration of Peshawar has launched a crackdown on illegal petrol pumps, arresting owners and confiscating their dispensers.

Acting on directives from the provincial government, district administration officers targeted the sale of smuggled petrol, sealing 21 dispensers and arresting the owners for legal proceedings. The sale of smuggled petrol through illegal pumps has become a lucrative business, with such dispensers set up across the district.

Recently, the Petroleum Dealers and Carriage Association protested against the crackdown and went on strike. However, after successful negotiations, the district administration agreed to take action against the illegal petrol pumps.

Smuggled substandard petrol is not only harmful to vehicle engines but can also cause sudden accidents.