Federal cabinet gives nod for the formation of commission to inquire petroleum crisis

Federal cabinet, on Tuesday, approved the formation of a special commission to probe into the petroleum crisis that gripped the country earlier this year.

According to details, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, chaired a federal cabinet meeting with a 13-point agenda and vowed to take strict action against those involved in creating artificial fuel shortage in the country.

During the meeting, the federal cabinet approved the formation of a commission which will thoroughly investigate petroleum crisis that saw severe fuel shortage and unregulated price hike across the country.

Furthermore, the meeting also approved the reforms recommended by Economic Cooperation Committee (ECC) on July 22 regarding various institutional reforms.

In addition to it, a draft pertaining to the rules and regulation regarding the appointment of Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) was also presented in the meeting, meanwhile the premier directed cabinet ministers and relevant government officials to ensure the strict implementation of official sugar and wheat rates as decided by the government.